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archaeologist the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other such remains, esp. those that have been excavated.
smithsonian instution an institution in Washington, D.C., founded 1846 with a grant left by James Smithson, for the increase and diffusion of knowledge: U.S. national museum and repository.
caucasion Anthropology. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, marked by fair to dark skin, straight to tightly curled hair, and light to very dark eyes, and originally inhabiting Europe, parts of North America
migration to go from one country, region, or place to another.
nomad a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply.
domesticate to convert (animals, plants, etc.) to domestic uses; tame.
fertile bearing, producing, or capable of producing vegetation, crops, etc., abundantly; prolific: fertile soil.com
spear thrower a flexible device for launching a spear, usually a short cord wound around the spear so that when thrown the weapon will rotate in the air.
prehistory human history in the period before recorded events, known mainly through archaeological discoveries, study, research, etc.; history of prehistoric humans.
history the branch of knowledge dealing with past events.
oral tradition he spoken relation and preservation, from one generation to the next, of a people's cultural history and ancestry, often by a storyteller in narrative form.
neolithic Of or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age beginning around 10,000 B.C. in the Middle East and later elsewhere, characterized by the development of agriculture and the making of polished stone implements.
forensics pertaining to, connected with, or used in courts of law or public discussion and debate.
radiocarbon dating the determination of the age of objects of organic origin by measurement of the radioactivity of their carbon content.
clovis of or pertaining to a Paleo-Indian cultural tradition of North America, esp. the American Southwest, dated 10,000–9000 b.c. and characterized by a usually bifacial, fluted stone projectile point.
genetic drift random changes in the frequency of alleles in a gene pool, usually of small populations.
morphology the branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of organisms.
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