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2009-12-29 08:45:00

The timing of molar emergence and its relation to growth and reproduction in apes was reported by two scientists at Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins in the Dec. 28 online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). From the smallest South American monkeys to the largest African apes, the timing of molar development and eruption is closely attuned to many fundamental aspects of a primate's biology, according to Gary Schwartz, a researcher...

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2009-08-14 06:30:00

Thousands of years ago, early humans formed higher quality stone tools by putting the rocks in a fire. The 72,000-year-old evidence has been dug up in Africa, researchers announced in of the journal Science. The discovery predates the first evidence of this kind of skill by 45,000 years, reported Curtis Marean, a paleoanthropologist at the Institute of Human Origins, and a co-writer of the report. "Heat treatment technology begins with a genius moment - someone discovers that heating stone...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.