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2012-05-08 23:01:36

Top wedding industry leaders offer mentorship through BrideLive´s New Consultants Corner. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Wedding professionals now have access to expert advice and tips from top wedding industry leaders through BrideLive´s Consultants Corner, an educational outreach program which was launched today. BrideLive is known for their one-of-a-kind technology that provides a virtual meeting space for wedding and event professionals to meet with their clients online....

Image 1 - 'Taung Child' Fossil Reveals Hominin Brain Evolution
2012-05-08 12:12:29

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The reexamination of an ancestral human fossil found almost 90 years ago indicates that evolutionary changes in human brain development started 2.5 million years ago, about the time these ancestors began to walk upright. Florida State University researcher Dean Faulk and her colleagues analyzed the 2.2 million-year-old Taung fossil of a 3 to 4-year-old child and found several features that suggest a developed mechanism that allowed for the growth of a more...

Archaeology Expands Beyond Traditional Scope Into Other Sciences
2012-05-01 08:00:35

The popular perception of archaeology is a team of dusty individuals in wide-brimmed hats unearthing treasures from a pharaoh´s tomb or an ancient collection of Native American artifacts. Archaeology is that, but it is also a social science that utilizes information from other disciplines to inform and enhance archaeological data and to provide input to other sciences. Michael Smith, ASU anthropology professor, explores the broadened scope of archaeology in the paper...

Study Supports Theory That Migration Brought Agriculture To Europe
2012-04-27 07:44:30

A new analysis of ancient DNA belonging to a quartet of Stone Age humans has shed new light on how agriculture may have spread from the Middle East into Europe, the Associated Press (AP) and AFP reported on Thursday. The study, which was completed by researchers at a trio of Swedish and Danish universities and published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, looked at the genetic material from 5,000 year old bones belonging to one farmer and three hunter gatherers, according to those...

2012-04-26 23:02:46

BrideLive.com, a one-of-a-kind technology which provides wedding and event professionals a place to instantly meet online with brides, has officially launched a new blog focused on providing Wedding Vendors with sales, marketing and business tips. Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 BrideLive.com now offers even more tools for those in the Wedding Industry to improve their business with the launch of the new BrideLive blog. Known for their revolutionary virtual meeting space which...

Study Finds Twist To The Story Of The Number Line
2012-04-26 10:15:48

Yupno of Papua New Guinea provide clues to the concept's origins — and suggest familiar notion of time may not be straightforward, either Tape measures. Rulers. Graphs. The gas gauge in your car, and the icon on your favorite digital device showing battery power. The number line and its cousins — notations that map numbers onto space and often represent magnitude — are everywhere. Most adults in industrialized societies are so fluent at using the concept, we hardly...

2012-04-22 23:01:32

The Albany Bliss Bridal Exhibition is set to be the country´s biggest bridal and wedding expo this year for those who are planning to get married in style. Denmark, Western Australia (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 It has been announced that the Bliss Bridal Exhibition 2012 will be held on April 28, 2012 in Albany, WA. The event is set to be attended by over 60 participants, including top names in wedding services, photography, and caterers among others, coupled with thousands of brides and...


Latest Anthropology Reference Libraries

Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

Zooarchaeology
2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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