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quinoa

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Archaeology.

[Sp]

Herb (Chenopodium quinoa) which attains a height of 1.5 m. The small green clustered flowers are succeeded by small fruits each containing a single seed. The seeds are boiled...

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social change

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

1 The process of altered status, values, behavior, and mode of speech and dress that accompany social mobility.

2 The alteration of a society as its level...

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tepary bean

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Archaeology.

[Sp]

A leguminous plant (Phaseolus acutifolius) with edible seeds in a long pod. Native of Mesoamerica. Domesticated from perhaps 3000 bc.

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tweezers

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Archaeology.

[Ar]

A pair of small pincers, usually of a pliable material such as metal or bone, for taking up or pulling small objects or plucking out hairs.

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wedge

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Archaeology.

A small triangular-shaped piece of wood or plastic used to temporarily separate two teeth or to apply pressure to a matrix band and prevent a gingival overhang of restorative material when...

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welding

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

The industrial process of joining two metals together by heating the juxtaposed surfaces to above their melting points in order to mix and fuse them. Methods of welding expose welders to...

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