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Physical Anthropology Lab I Vocabulary

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postorbital bar
A bony ring encircling the lateral side of the eye but not forming a complete cup around the eye globe
phylogeny
an evolutionary tree indicating relatedness and divergence of taxonomic groups.
phenetics
method for reconstructing phylogenetic relationships based on overall similarity and shared characteristics
cladistics
method of classification using ancestral and derived traits to distinguish patterns of evolution within lineages.