Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sagittal Crest

Sagittal Crest: is the line separating the two parietal bones on the top of the skull.  This line runs across the skull separating it into a right and left half.  This line serves as an attachment point for muscles of … Continue reading

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Sorcerer: A sorcerer is a person who has the ability to communicate with spirits and/or use magic.  Unlike shamans, who use their powers to help their people, sorcerers are feared in many cultures because they use their powers to harm … Continue reading

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Magic

Magic is a form of belief that uses spells and acts that have an effect to make people believe that supernatural forces are at work.  Magic can be seen as an art form or rituals that make it seem an … Continue reading

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Hamilton’s Rule

Hamilton’s Rule, also known as Kin Selection, is a evolutionary strategy theorized by William Donald Hamilton in 1964. It was originally used to understand altruistic behaviors seen in eusocial populations such as insect colonies. In these colonies, most of the … Continue reading

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Seriation

Seriation is the act of dating objects found at archaeological sites by putting them in chronological order.  It does not actually date them with a specific year, just puts them in a relative order.  It used various changes in the … Continue reading

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Carthage

Carthage: is an ancient city located in Tunisia. Carthage is located on the northwest coast line containing a seaport. The archeological site was founded as a colony of the Phoenician city of Tyre in 814 B.C. Due to archeological findings Carthage … Continue reading

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Pastoralist

Pastoralist: A pastoralist is an individual who watches over and grazes various types of large domesticated animals. Pastoralists can be found in various parts of the world and care after a diverse assortment of herbivores including: cattle, sheep, llamas, goats … Continue reading

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