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  Ancestor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancestor is also the title of a horror novel by Scott Sigler.
An ancestor is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor (i.e., a grandparent, great-grandparent, and so on).
Two individuals have a genetic relationship if one is the ancestor of the other or if they share a common ancestor; in evolutionary theory, species who share an evolutionary ancestor are said to be of common descent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancestor   (175 words)

  
 Ancestor worship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancestor worship (拜祖), also ancestor veneration (敬祖), is a religious practice based on the belief that one's ancestors possess supernatural powers.
Rather, ancestor worship involves the same sort of religious practices one sees when people appease or supplicate other entities thought to exist and possess supernatural powers, such as gods, angels, saints, or demons.
Ancestor worship in some cultures (such as Chinese) seeks to honor the deeds, memories, and sacrifice of the deceased.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancestor_worship   (334 words)

  
 FORTES- SOME REFLECTIONS ON ANCESTOR WORSHIP IN AFRICA
The ancestors acknowledged in a given situation are primarily only those who are exclusive to the worshipping group and therefore distinguish that group unequivocally from collateral and co-ordinate groups of a like sort, who have remoter ascendants in common with them, and worship jointly with them in situations of common concern.
Officiating in ancestor worship, as opposed to participating in group worship, is the prerogative of succession to the office or status of the class of ancestors to whom worship and offerings are given in a specific context of social structure and occasion.
Ancestors are apt to be demanding, persecutory, and interfering for one reason because parents appear thus to their children when they are exercising authority over them, but also, in the wider sense, because this is a particularly effective way of representing the sovereignty or authority and right.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /Fdtl/Ancestors/fortes2.html   (6632 words)

  
 Ancestor
However the idea of Ancestor Simulation and its time of inception was never envisaged a definite X number of years in the future, but more as an indeterminate age even up to millions of years hence.
There are also those who point out that Ancestor Simulation in no way cheapens or distorts the value of any religious faith as it represents a world within a world, controlled by beings, themselves a part of the creative process and therefore subject to a Master Creator whose handiwork they are.
Ancestor Simulation may even come to be one of the least interesting pursuits - one just for the crusted academics of the day.
www.nasca.org.uk /Ancestor/ancestor.html   (2473 words)

  
 Ancestor worship
Ancestor worship occurs in ancient cultures all over the world, and even in modern times it plays an important role in primitive religions.
These ancestors can assert their powers by blessing or cursing, and their worship is inspired by both respect and fear.
The ancestors of the tribe are honored as spirits who preserve the moral standards of tribal life.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/ancestor_worship.html   (252 words)

  
 Apical ancestor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In kinship and descent, an apical ancestor is a common ancestor from whom a lineage or clan may trace its descent.
The word apical is used because this ancestor is at the apex of the genealogy.
In the case of clans, this may be an assumed or fictional ancestor chosen for unification purposes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apical_ancestor   (117 words)

  
 ancestor worship articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ancestor worship ANCESTOR WORSHIP [ancestor worship] ritualized propitiation and invocation of dead kin.
Ancestor worship is based on the belief that the spirits of the dead continue to dwell in the natural world and have the power to influence the fortune and fate of the living.
It was the counterpart of what is known in other societies as a patrilineal clan or sib, and the word has been used in social science as a generic term for such groupings.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/00482.html   (497 words)

  
 eogen - Collateral Ancestor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Collateral ancestor is a legal term referring to a person not in the direct line of ascent, but is of an ancestral family.
This is generally taken to mean a brother or sister of an ancestor (hence a "collateral ancestor" is never an ancestor of the subject).
Collateral descendant is used to refer to a descendant of the brother or sister of an ancestor.
www.eogen.com /CollateralAncestor   (85 words)

  
 Ancestor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The member for which an ancestor is sought.
If you use layer to specify a level but no ancestor exists at that level, then the return value is an empty member.
An "ancestor" that is zero steps away is considered to be the member itself.
www-306.ibm.com /software/data/db2/db2olap/docs/v82docs/techref/maxl/dml/funcs/ancestor.htm   (209 words)

  
 Common ancestor - EvoWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Identifying common ancestors is one of the tasks you have to do when systematically ordering known species.
Usually it is these recent common ancestors that biologists/paleontologists are concerned with, and the most recent link between later species would be the last common ancestor (LCA) while the LCA of all contemporary life on Earth is known as the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA).
A fossil of the common ancestor or a related form is a transitional fossil.
wiki.cotch.net /index.php/Common_ancestor   (281 words)

  
 The Ancestor Series
Hardly coincidental with the birth of "The Ancestor Series" was the arrival of two grandchildren, for this extension of the family into another generation made her all the more aware of her heritage.
Zaleski's acrylic canvasses and works on paper of "The Ancestor Series" are among the most personal of her career.
I was building for myself my own "ancestor world." For although the people who were the inhabitants of this culture are said to have vanished, I find in these relics of their world the roots of my own ancestry.
www.aboutmalta.com /grazio/zaleskiances.html   (854 words)

  
 Ancestor's Occupations
Our ancestors were exactly like us in that they spent most of their waking hours in some type of work or occupation.
Many of the ancestors in our families were farmers, which was a common father to son type of transition.
Whether you have a picture or not, think about highlighting your ancestor's resume in your album, after all, they spent a lot of time at it to provide a living for themselves and their families.
www.webyfl.com /index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=9   (827 words)

  
 VMI Ancestor Research FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If your ancestor attended after 1925, if you have questions about the roster entries, or if you would like additional information about a name you have identified, please contact us.
My ancestor attended a "military school" before the Civil War, but he was much too young for college.
Your ancestor may have attended another military college, or a military secondary school, or served in the military.
www.vmi.edu /archives/ancestorfaq.asp   (642 words)

  
 Ancestor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Society's journal, Ancestor, is published quarterly and is mailed to all members of the Society.
Application for advertisement in Ancestor in.pdf format (you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, to download this file).
Members' Queries are submitted for publication in the Society's journal, Ancestor, as an added source we are now including a list of surnames from recent issues on our Web Page.
www.gsv.org.au /2Ancestor.htm   (415 words)

  
 Visit Britain with Ancestor Travel: UK travel & tourism guide for researching UK Family History
Ancestor Travel is a UK tourism directory and travel guide specifically designed to provide specialist travel services for researching your UK family history.
Ancestor Travel works in tandem with its "big brother" - UK Travel Search - to provide overseas visitors to Britain and Ireland with the most extensive tourism information resources available in the UK...
If you require specialised travel assistance with your search for your ancestor from the First or Second World War, we can assist with the research and also provide you with a choice of the best possible travel & tourism providers to construct a tailor made travel itinerary to suit your exact needs.
www.ancestortravel.com   (379 words)

  
 Ancestor+
Ancestor+ will continue to be developed and improved and once you have paid this upgrade fee further updates will be available free from here as before.
Ancestor+ has been designed to be very simple to use, even by people who are not computer experts.
Ancestor+ Can create HTML trees with separate x-referenced files for each Person and Family which makes it much easier for people who want to put data on their web sites.
www.apdl.co.uk /progs/ancest.htm   (1016 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Science -- Scientists find possible ancestor common to humans, great apes
The last probable common ancestor to humans and great apes had a body like an ape, fingers like a chimp and the upright posture of humans, according to researchers who unearthed a fossil of the animal in Spain.
WASHINGTON – The last probable common ancestor to humans and great apes had a body like an ape, fingers like a chimp and the upright posture of humans, according to researchers who unearthed a fossil of the animal in Spain.
The group is thought to have split from the lesser apes, such as gibbons and siamangs, about 14 million to 16 million years ago.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/science/20041117-2246-humanancestor.html   (687 words)

  
 Ancestor Worship | Ancestor Veneration | Ancestor Worship Ritual | Questia.com Online Library
Ancestor Worship and Korean Society Ancestor Worship and Korean Society ROGER L. ancestor cult.
ANCESTOR WORSHIP 165...and the individual worshiper, while others approach...are what most of our ancestors were indeed doing...are rain makers and ancestor...
Revolving around "ancestor worship," the indigenous religion of...religion in South Africa as "ancestor worship" to distinguish it as a species...Asia.
www.questia.com /library/religion/ancestor-worship.jsp   (538 words)

  
 Ancestor - Definition of Ancestor - Ancestor in Encyclopedia - DictionaryWords.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(Biol.) An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.
ancestor n : someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) [syn: ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root] [ant: descendant]
But the civilians relations in the ascending line, up to the great grandfather's parents, and those above them, they term, majores, which common lawyers aptly expound antecessors or ancestors, for in the descendants of like degree they are called posteriores.
www.dictionarywords.net /find/word/Ancestor   (261 words)

  
 Scientists Recreate Genome of Ancient Human Ancestor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To find out what those text changes were, Blanchette, Haussler, and their colleagues used a computer program to compare and contrast the known DNA sequences of 19 of the ancestor's living relatives, including species of pig, horse, cat, dog, bat, mouse, rabbit, gorilla, chimpanzee, and human.
The results allowed the scientists to reconstruct a DNA sequence common to each species, including their common ancestor, thought to be the mother of most placental mammals.
Scientists recreated part of the genome of a later species, known simply as the "boreoeutherian ancestor," which is thought to be the most recent common ancestor of all placental mammals.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/01/0125_050125_genome.html   (960 words)

  
 Purdue researchers determine age of fossilized human ancestor
Tracing the development and spread of the hominid species that may have been mankind's ancestor is an arduous process, and it is difficult to determine what happened because precisely dated fossil records are hard to come by.
The significance for anthropologists would be the possibility that mankind's earliest ancestors were a different species than scientists generally believe.
Visible are the skull and humerus (arm) bone of this creature, which is considered to be an ancestor of the human race.
news.uns.purdue.edu /html4ever/030424.Granger.hominid.html   (1183 words)

  
 Ancestor Information, A Genealogy Database
During the late 1800's and during the 1920's, (before the Great Depression came along) almost every area of the country did Who's Who type books of locally prominent people, and many clubs and civic groups did a directory featuring biographies and sometimes photos of their members.
So even if your ancestor was not rich and famous, we might have them listed.
If your ancestors are in one of our high school or college yearbooks, we can send you copies of their photo or listing, but we also send copies of the school calendar, general interest photos of the school and classmates, and there is usually a section with jokes or corny stories.
www.ancestorinfo.com   (1250 words)

  
 Ancestor Worship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One of the first activities of Kwanzaa is the pouring of libation (tambiko) for the ancestors.
ancestor worship is our connection to the past and our road map to a better future" p 26.
And even sadder is the mixture of the pagan ritual of ancestor worship and church services whose leadership have been duped into believing that Kwanzaa is merely a "cultural" event.
www.christocentric.com /Kwanzaa/ancestor.htm   (947 words)

  
 BlackSheepAncestors.com
If your ancestor was a bit of a rogue and not a hardened criminal, you still might find him in these free records of prisoners who were in jail.
If your ancestor was a bit of a rogue and not a hardened criminal, you still might find him in these free records of prisoners who were in gaol.
The ancestor may not have been a ruthless criminal or outlaw, but perhaps a less deadly thief or crook.
www.blacksheepancestors.com   (917 words)

  
 Adobe - Director TechNote : Using an ancestor's UI in a behavior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Occasionally a behavior script can benefit from "inheriting" additional functionality from an "ancestor." A great advantage of behaviors is the capability to present a dialog box when the behavior is dragged to a sprite, which allows the author to set the initial values of properties.
An ancestor's properties can be assigned in the dialog box that appears when a child behavior is dragged onto a sprite using the method described below.
Because the properties that are assigned by using the parameter dialog box are stored in the score along with a sprite, the ancestor's properties need to be copied to the ancestor (this is a limitation of Director 6).
www.adobe.com /cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=6b2196e8   (602 words)

  
 ITC Ancestor font. Fonts-online.com
The jagged, caffeinated style of the illustrations that make up ITC Ancestor is right up to the minute, but the source of the illustrations themselves is the petroglyphs - art scratched or carved into rocks - of the Northwest Coast Indian cultures from before the arrival of European settlers.
Designer Serge Pichii, who lives and works in North Vancouver, B C, says, "For the last year, I have been working in common with anthropologists/linguists on a series of books dedicated to the history and culture of the native people of British Columbia.
The sources for the images were taken from various publications, books and scientific research on this topic, as well as from my own sketches and photographs which I made in the field." The images look timeless and modern at the same time, and they have a distinctive style.
www.fonts-online.com /fonts/ITC-Ancestor-font/3440.html   (226 words)

  
 Genealogy for PA, NY, MA, CT, RI, VA, WV, OH, IN, IL, MO, all states at AncestorSpy.com
When you want to learn a birth data and place, or who your ancestor was married to or a death date and place locate the vital records for the locality where you ancestor lived.
This transaction is usually found in the land records Some of these records have been transcribed and may be available on the internet, on a CD or even in a book.
For those ancestors that immigrated to the United States, you may want to look at the naturalization record.
www.ancestorspy.com   (946 words)

  
 Ancestor Forest
Ancestor Forest creates a searchable index of ancestry information for all the those that have installed Advanced Genealogy software and chosen to share the information.
Numbers next to the arrows give a dynamic total of ancestors from that point.
Other genealogists can find a related ancestor and then click on the link back to your website to get more information.
ancestorforest.com /software   (332 words)

  
 In Search of Our "Biblical Common Ancestor" by Patrick Young, Ph.D.
Their theory is based on the use of DNA from the mitochondria to trace all human genetic diversity back to one female, hence the name "Mitochondrial Eve".
The genetic conclusion that the common ancestor for all humans originated from Africa is based on the principle of maximum parsimony.
This brands the matriarchal "biblical common ancestor" conceivably to be Eve and the genetic patriarch as Noah.
www.creationists.org /patrickyoung/article05.html   (3394 words)

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