Thesaurus / remained


Generally, the tools found alongside ancient remains are ones they used while alive.

Another pit containing the remains of a 25- to 30-year-old man included two spearpoints, suggesting he had had also hunted large animals.

Large ovens and remains of partly burned animal bones and sweet potatoes at Tambo Viejo fit a scenario in which public feasts followed ritual sacrifices.

Her remains turned up three years ago in a cave in what is now Croatia.

When he talks about the biosphere, he means all the places on the planet where life is found — including the remains of a giant whale.

In its belly were the remains of a lizardlike reptile called a thalattosaur.

Other people may have been trapped inside burning buildings — bone shrinkage and discoloration suggest that the remains were in a fire that reached 350° to 650° Celsius.

Determining just how giant these creatures were is challenging, though, because sharks’ skeletons are made of cartilage, not bone, and little remains of now-extinct species but their teeth.

Such remains can point to how ancient animals interacted with their environments.

On this bier was supposed to rest all that remained of the Kermis.


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