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WEAR. A great dam made across a river, accommodated for the taking of fish, or to convey a stream to a mill. Jacob's Law Dict. h.t. Vide Dam.

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In general, the Dederiyeh team seems to have done an outstanding job, but I suggest that the Burial 1 facial reconstruction (Plate V-1), which shows it as having an overbite (unknown for this time period, and not supported by the description of the occlusal wear (p.
This was indicated by several criteria including: (1) the extreme occlusal wear of the teeth, typically seen in individuals who consume a course/gritty diet specific to prehistoric Americans; (2) the orientation the burial; (3) the extreme weathering of the bones indicative of prolonged exposure; (4) the presence of red ochre on the skeletal remains, and burned caliche and lithic debris in the immediate vicinity.
Dental stresses are among the interesting findings, with incidences of enamel hypoplasia, severe occlusal wear and tooth loss.