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brachycephaly

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Archaeology.

n. shortness of the skull, with a cephalic index of about 80. —brachycephalic adj.

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cesspit/cesspool

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

An obsolete method of sewage disposal consisting of a pond or pit into which sewage is dumped. It is occasionally still used in some low-income countries. It is malodorous and a potential...

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Conyers, John

Juanita Burnby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology. 897 words.

Conyers, John (c. 1633–1694), apothecary and archaeologist, was the eldest son of Edward Conyers (b. 1590) and his wife, Jane Clarke. The parents had married in London in January 1632 at...

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Davis, Edwin Hamilton

Douglas R. Givens.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Medicine and Health. 578 words.

Davis, Edwin Hamilton (22 January 1811–15 May 1888), physician and archaeologist, was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, the son of Henry Davis and Avis Slocum. During his boyhood Davis became...

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filler

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Dentistry.

N.

An inert material added to resin composite to increase strength and abrasion resistance. Filler particles are usually composed of quartz or glasses containing barium or...

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Gann, Thomas William Francis

Norman Hammond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Medicine and Health. 928 words.

Gann, Thomas William Francis (1867–1938), colonial medical officer and archaeologist, was born at Murrisk Abbey, Westport, co. Mayo, his mother's family home, on 13 May 1867, the son of...

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griddle

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Medicine and Health.

[Ar]

Flat ceramic plate used for baking manioc as the final stage in the process of detoxifying it for human consumption. Such griddles are especially common in the northeastern...

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Hawes, Harriet Ann Boyd

D. J. I. Begg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Nursing Studies. 1431 words.

Hawes, Harriet Ann Boyd (11 October 1871–31 March 1945), archaeologist and nurse, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alexander Boyd, a manufacturer of fire-fighting...

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human Evolution

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Medicine and Health.

IntroductionPrimate Ancestors of HumansFossil Evidence For Human EvolutionThe Origins of Human BehaviorThe Archaeology of Human Origins

Introduction

Primate Ancestors of...

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labret

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Archaeology.

[Ar]

A kind of lip stud, usually decorated, and inserted into a ready‐made incision in the lower lip. Made of almost any hard material such as stone, bone, metal, or ceramic, they...

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