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one of the coiled chambered fossil shells of extinct mollusks

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In the 19th Century, enterprising craftsmen would carve snake-like heads on to the ammonites they had picked up and sell them to tourists as souvenirs.
The detailed faunal studies focused on the key taxa, namely the Ammonites, bivalves, and palynology, which has shed new lights on multiple extinction and faunal recovery events in the Early Triassic of the region.
The king of Ammon demanded that Jephthah return the land to the Ammonites because Israel took away my land, when he came up out of Egypt, from the Arnon even unto the Jabbok, and unto the Jordan (Judg.
165 BC), he said, adding that the city had been re-occupied by the Ammonites, but in around 110 BC it was taken, after a long siege, by John Hyrcanus.
Ancient Israelites understood their generational struggles against their enemies, especially the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites.
In time Israel finds itself at war with the Ammonites and every available fighting man is needed.
In their search for a unique story about their province Oriental Mindoro, a group of high school students came upon a remarkable discovery: Ammonites, the most widely known fossils dating back to the age of the dinosaurs 165 million years, were found in the town of Mansalay in the 1940s.
In order to effectively and realistically depict the ammonites on the miniature sheet they were produced using multi-layer embossing and special perforation.
It may surprise us, if this is so, that no action was taken against the Ammonites prior to the campaign of Saul.
This new oceanographic scenario led to faunal turnovers in groups like ammonites (e.
The novelist Penelope Lively writes about this manner of looking back in her own memoir, Dancing Fish and Ammonites, explaining that the self "retains always that signature identity" and that even as we age and acquire "varieties of ourselves," the essential self remains(4) Showalter links her older self to her younger selves with accomplished ease.
Both archaeological and epigraphic evidence points to significant economic, political, and social changes among the Ammonites in the southern Levant from the late eighth through sixth centuries BCE, says Tyson, and he focuses on that period to understand and explain the changes in light of imperial practice.
W]hile Old Age, Life and Times, Memory, Reading and Writing, and Six Things each rate a chapter in Dancing Fish and Ammonites, the important people in her life--her late husband, two children, six grandchildren and a best friend--figure only peripherally.