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Human evolution

Otherwise known as anthropogeny; anything of or relating to the study of the origin and evolution of Homo sapiens as a distinct species from other hominids, great apes and placental mammals.

Contributors in Human evolution

Human evolution

microhabitat

Archaeology; Human evolution

The immediate environment surrounding an organism.

nuchal line

Archaeology; Human evolution

Three lines that transversely cross the cranial rear. From lowest to highest they are: inferior nuchal line extends across the middle of the nuchal lane, separating the nuchal muscles semispinalis ...

mandibular groove

Archaeology; Human evolution

A groove extending down from the lower rim of the mandibular foramen or from just below it.

chi-square (X2) test

Archaeology; Human evolution

A statistical procedure that determines what constitutes a significant difference between observed results and results expected on the basis of a particular hypothesis; a goodness-of-fit test.

facultative heterochromatin

Archaeology; Human evolution

Chromatin that may become condensed throughout the cell cycle and may contain genes that areinactivated when the chromatin becomes condensed.

panmictic populations

Archaeology; Human evolution

One in which genotypes associate at random (i.e., with equal probabilities of mating between any two individuals of opposite sex).

autonomously replicating sequences (ARS elements)

Archaeology; Human evolution

Specific sequences (e.g., in baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that, when included as part of an extrachromosomal, circular DNA molecule, confer on that molecule the ability to replicate ...

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