- Comparative Anatomy
the methodologies associated with studying the mircowear produced along the edges of stone tools when they were used for specific processing tasks so that inferences can be made with regard to how ancient tools where used.
a very hard substance that covers the dentine on the crown of a tooth.
the size of the space in the cranium where the brain sits.
an epoch in the Tertiary period on the geologic time scale that approximately dates from 55 million years ago to 35 million years ago.
a unit of geological time longer than an age and shorter than a period.
a unit of geological time shorter than an eon and typically broken down into subdivisions of time called periods.
an organisms ability to tolerate a wide range of habitats and climatic conditions.
when the sole of the foot is turned laterally; the opposite of inversion.
descent through genetic modification; a change in gene allele frequencies from one generation to the next.
an evolved character whose current use is not the same as its original use.
a movement to increase the angle between a joint; see also flexion.
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