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debitage flakes and fragments detached from a rock core

democracy system of government based on the enfranchisement of all citizens; literally, "rule of the people"

demography the study of human populations, in particular their size, composition, and distribution

demotic script used in the Late and Greco-Roman periods of ancient Egypt for everyday writing

denticulate stone flake or blade retouched to produce a saw-tooth edge

diffusion the spread of materials, ideas and innovations from one society to another

diurnal daytime (as opposed to nocturnal, night-time)

DNA deoxyribonucleic acid, a molecule that carries genetic instructions from parents to offspring

doab tongue of land between two rivers (India)

domestication the human propagation of selected species

dolmen a megalithic tomb type, usually consisting of upright stone slabs, on which rests a large capstone or capstones

Doric order Archaic and Classical Greek architectural style, with unadorned columns topped by a simple capital, and with a triglyph and metope pattern decorating its external upper entablature, above the columns

dry farming farming without the use of irrigation, in areas in which normal rainfall is sufficient for cultivation

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