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ancestor

an early type of animal or plant from which a later, usually dissimilar, type has evolved
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It was also noted that Markle and Prince Harry are distant cousins through their mutual ancestor, High Sheriff of County Durham Ralph Bowes, according to (http://www.
Sayers describes the history of ancestor worship in ancient India over a period of more than a thousand years, from the first millennium B.
For the Uut Danum, Courdec reports that becoming an ancestor is often attributed to breaking taboos or "trespassing a spirit domain" (p.
The researchers, using quantitative methods focused on the shape of dental fossils, find that none of the usual suspects fits the expected profile of an ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans.
This book explores the religious and social significance of ancestors in the western and southern regions of Borneo, where ancestorship is important.
Most previous analyses date the Y chromosome common ancestor to between 50,000 and 115,000 years ago and the mitochondrial DNA common ancestor to between 150,000 and 240,000 years ago.
And because Charlemagne is known to be the ancestor of some people alive today, that must mean he was the ancestor of all people of European descent.
Having had experience fashioning quilts, she wanted to create one that featured images of direct ancestors.
Among others these comprise the definitional problems occasioned by the term "ancestor," and whether or not we adopt a wider or narrower (as Sellato wishes to do) conception, and therefore the extent of the ancestor institution, its mode of construction in ritual or other contexts and its precise range of influences and roles in Borneo societies.
Ancestor bands were created with the belief that every living thing is interconnected to the Universe and others.
Dave, of course, is the descendant and not the ancestor.