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so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

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little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

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"These archaic groups were widespread and genetically diverse, and they survive in each of us.
As a result of interbreeding between our human ancestors and archaic humans, many Europeans and Asians today have about 2 percent of Neanderthal DNA in their genome.
In the second part (chapters 4-11) Notarius consistently applies this methodology to the eight texts regarded as "archaic poetry." For each text, according to the discursive criteria, she outlines the various modes of discourse and how they shape the text.
The Modi government is creating a record of sorts in scrapping these old, redundant and archaic laws from statute books.
This study provides the first detailed analysis of the Early Archaic, a poorly understood time period in the region, and employs an organization of technology model.
Common use or descriptive purpose keeps some terms from being considered archaic, such as "burning the candle at both the ends." We also continue to use the technically inaccurate terms "dial" and "hang up" for our cellphones.
What century is he living in, and what an archaic attitude in these enlightened bilingual times?
Because the early modern period witnessed "rapid changes in literary fashion and taste," it also saw "a new set of modes and styles [become] archaic." Insofar as the rapid development of the new causes an equally brisk proliferation of the old and outmoded, it makes a kind of paradoxical sense that this period of innovation saw archaism "re-established as a major literary technique" (239).
Faye Goldman, campaign manager for Business in the Community, said: "This research clearly shows that the tick box is an archaic recruitment practice which serves no purpose for either candidates or employers."
Less obvious forms of archaism include the use of common measure, an outmoded and distinctively English meter, the Skeltonic, a rhyme pattern named for the early Tudor poet John Skelton and considered dated by the late Elizabethan period, and fading syntactic forms such as auxiliary "do." Archaic Style in English Literature takes as its focus poems and plays that deliberately engage with archaism as part of their design, positioning these works as "snapshots" of the archaic style in different contexts.
The suggestion that etched linear lines on ancient statues might construct an archaic alphabet, was argued in a prior study, and is apparently confirmed by the observation that all five Cyprus Bronze Age statues orientate to an identical feature present on each statue -- this being the lower line found on the left leg of each statue, said Cunningham in his paper.
She begins by setting out the methodology for the linguistic analysis of verbal tenses in biblical poetic texts, then analyzes eight poems, and concludes with a typological and historical evaluation of the verb tense in Archaic Hebrew.
To contemporary ears it can be difficult to distinguish deliberate archaisms from our general sense that nearly all early-modern writing sounds archaic. For my students, everything before 1700 is "medieval" and the fourteeners spoken by Sicilius's ghost in Shakespeare's Cymbeline sound no more or less ancient than the blank verse of Miltons Paradise Lost.
Be the tale set in 1300s Scotland or 1840s Cardiff, appropriately "old-fashioned" English in the mind of a TV writer is based on the archaic King James Bible.
The zooarchaeological record of the Snake River Plain indicates that a variety of mammalian species were utilized during the Archaic Period (Plew 2009).