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Ancient Puebloans Weren't Into Maize Craze As Much As Previously Believed
2013-04-03 08:38:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps the ancient Puebloans weren't as into the maize craze as scientists once thought. A new study from the University of Cincinnati led by Nikki Berkebile, a graduate student in anthropology in UC´s McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, explores the subsistence habits of Puebloans, also known as Anasazi, who lived on the southern rim of the Grand Canyon in the late 11th century. Ethnographic literature traditionally...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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