Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Notch

1. an indentation or depression in tissue. In bone, useful landmarks include the acetabular notch, the asterionic notch, the maxillary notch, the parietal notch of the temporal bone, the greater and lesser sciatic notches, and the trochlear notch

2. a trimmed indentation in one or both sides of a blade, and characteristic of middle Aurignacian industries.

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