Anth chap. 4
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Anth chap. 4
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a delicate bone in the neck that anchors the tongue muscles in the throat
A copy or cast of the inside of a skull, reflecting the general shape and arrangement of the brain and its various parts
The division of the human brain into two halves
Genetic material in the mitochondria of human cells that mutates at a relatively constant rate
Genetic material preserved in archaeological remains of bones and plants that can be studied for ingormation about past genetic relationships
That part of the skull above the eye orbits
a distinctive shelf or protrusion at the base of a skull; a feature usually associated with neanderthals.
"Big-boned" heavy thick-walled skeletal tissue. Robust early homonins had very large teeth
A term describing the stone tool assemblages of the neanderthals during the middle paleolithic, named after the site of Le Moustier in France
A technique for manufacturing large thin flakes or points from a carefully prepared core.
A special kind of elongated flake with two parallel sides and a length at least twice the width of the piece
A basic form or preform form which various kinds of tools can be shaped
Wind-Blown silt deposited in deep layers in certain parts of the Northern Hemisphere
A phenomenon in which freezing and thawing of the ground results in slippage of the surface
An iron mineral that occurs in nature, used by prehistoric peoples in powered form as a pigment for tanning animal skins
Painting, engraving, and sculpting on the walls shelters and cliffs
Decorated materials that can be moved or carried
The period of large-game hunters in North America at the end of the Pleistocene
The charastic artifact of the Paleoindian period in North America. The flute refers to a large channel flake removed from both sides of the base of the point to facilitate hafting.
An archaeological culture during the Paleoindian period in North America, defined by a distingtive type of fluted point.
An archaeological culture during the Paleoindian period in North America defined by a distinctive type of fluted point and found primarily in the Great plains