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Choked with 13000 descriptions of phrases, specimens, websites and names, this priceless study and learn device covers a extensive diversity of topics together with human biology, actual anthropology, primatology, body structure, genetics, paleontology and zoology. the quantity additionally contains over a thousand observe roots, taxonomies and reference tables for extinct, contemporary and extant primates, and illustrations of landmarks, bones and muscle tissues. it truly is crucial for college kids, researchers, and a person with an curiosity in human biology or evolution.

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ALS: see amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Altamira Cave: archaeological site found in 1869 in the Cantabrian region of northern Spain, dated to 14 kya, and that contains artifacts, faunal assemblages, and elaborate wall decorations. Altamura: archaeological site found by spelunkers in 1993 near Altamura, Italy, dated to an estimated 500 kya. Contains unexcavated hominid remains including the complete skeleton of an adult male coated by calcium nodules and partly obscured by stalactites. Originally attributed to Homo neanderthalensis but more recently considered by some researchers to be Homo heidelbergensis.

Amenorrhea: absence or arrest of menstruation. Ameranthropoides loysi Montandon, 1929: mistaken example of early man in the New World, an ‘anthropoid’ from Venezuela that was photographed, but the bones of the animal hunted by F. de Loys have since disappeared. American: eighteenth-century name for the indigenous peoples of the Americas. One of the five often-cited racial varieties recognized by Blumenbach (1790); the others were Ethiopian, Malayan, Mongolian, and Caucasian. American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS): professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law; membership includes physicians, criminalists, toxicologists, attorneys, dentists, physical anthropologists, document examiners, engineers, psychiatrists, and educators who practice and perform research relating to forensic science.

Anlage: 1. any embryonic structure; primordium. 2. predisposition (1). Annals of Human Biology: journal founded in 1954 as a venue for growth and development, and acclimation and adaptation research. Also well known for classic publications in population biology and population physiology. annidation: adaptation of an inferior mutant genotype that is able to occupy an existing niche not available to the parent, and that by means of the mutation has a high fitness in the new environment. One of the mechanisms of evolution.

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