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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

What Darwinian theory shows us is that all human races are extremely close to each other. None of them is in any sense ancestral to any other; none of them is more primitive than any other. We are all modern races of exactly equal status, evolutionarily speaking.
Richard Dawkins

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

To be converted you have to destroy your past, destroy your history. You have to stamp on it, you have to say 'my ancestral culture does not exist, it doesn't matter.'
V. S. Naipaul

Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen.
Keith Henson
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Ancestral Translations

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