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Definition of Ancestral

Ancestral

  1. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.

Ancestral Quotations

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
George Eliot

The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.
Margaret Walker

People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive.
E. O. Wilson

High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
Keith Henson

It certainly would have been adaptive for ancestral man to have a chubby wife during stressful times of famine. Not only would she have had more calories to burn, and thus more energy and endurance, but since fat stores estrogen, she would have remained fertile for longer.
Helen Fisher
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Ancestral Translations

ancestral in German is angestammt, die Vorfahren betreffend
ancestral in Spanish is ancestral

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