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savannas
flat grassland of tropical or subtropical regions
punctuated
to break into or interrupt at intervals
tenative
uncertain; hesitant
precursors
one that precedes and indicates the approach of another
designate
to indicate or specify; point out
fauna
a catalog of the animals of a specific region or period
spoor
the track or trail of an animal, especially a wild animal
hominid
a primate of the family Hominidae, of which "Homo sapiens" is the only extant species
sediment
material deposited by water, wind, or glaciers
chaotic
a condition or place of great disorder or confusion
salient
projecting or jutting beyond a line or surface, springing; jumping
forebears
person from whom one is descended; an ancestor
myriad
a very large, indefinite number; innumberable
chronicle
a usually continuous historical account of events arranged in order of time without analysis or interpretation
postulate
to make claim for; demand
poignant
painfully affecting the feelings
dimorphism
existence in two shapes or forms
transcends
to pass beyond the limits of
anthropology
the study of humans
gait
a manner of walking or moving on foot
mosaic
a picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces into a surface
gracile
gracefully slender
robust
full of health and strength; vigorous
anomaly
something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified
culminate
to reach the highest point or degree