Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Osteodontokeratic Culture

Pertaining to an assemblage of putative tools alleged to be made from bone (osteo-), tooth (-donto-) and horn (-keratic); misguided proposal by R. Dart and based on fragmentary animal remains in the South African hominid cave site of Makapansgat. Not accepted by most paleontologists; see the killer ape hypothesis.

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