the study of animal remains in archaeological sites; reveals important information about the behaviors of the hominins who produced the sites.

zygomatic arch

the "cheekbone"; an arch of bone on the side of the face just below and behind the eye; the superior attachment surface for most of the muscles that form the cheeks. The zygomatic arch is constructed anteriorly from part of the maxilla, and posteriorly from a projection of the zygomatic bone.

zygomatic flare

describes the degree of lateral extension of the zygomatic arches.