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Women Were Likely Responsible For Majority Of Ancient Cave Handprints
2013-10-16 04:56:04

[ Watch the Video: Hands On Cave Walls Were Mostly Female ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a technique that can tell the gender of the person who left handprints on a cave wall based on various hand measurements, a Penn State anthropologist has discovered that the majority of these markings were made by women. Experts had long believed that these cave handprints, whether they were actually paint-dipped prints or stenciled, were made by men because the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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