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labret

(lā′brĕt) [L. labrum, lip]
A decorative piercing through the center of the lower lip.
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Moreover, in cases in which labrets are discovered in burials, they are often readily identifiable because the teeth of the interred reveal distinctive abrasions (Torres-Rouf 2003).
In relation to cultural modifications to the body, individual 1948 was not buried with a labret, an adornment seen with only in two adult males (2/52 males) in this sample.
In addition to that, there are facial piercings available, such as labret piercing, monroe piercing, nose piercing and eyebrow piercing.
The latter is suggested by rich sets of grave offerings associated with young individuals, as well as labret use and the practice of infant skull deformation.
Previous examinations of coal artifacts from the Bache Peninsula region of eastern Ellesmere Island, including the analysis of beads and a possible labret, showed that the artifacts consisted of a variety of coal and organic-rich shale types (lignite, boghead coal, cannel shale), some of which could be traced to nearby outcrop exposures (Kalkreuth et al.
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The Blue Jackets Creek shell midden also contained 14 burials where degrees of lateral tooth wear has been interpreted as evidence of labret use and possible differences in social status (Severs 1974:193).
3 lb 0 0 Spoon fragment 1 0 0 Ceremonial, Other Artifacts Incised figurines 4 0 0 Incised tablet 0 1 0 Labret 1 1 0 Grooved tooth 1 0 0 Artifact Total 22+ pottery 357 393 (1) Assignment of an artifact to the Old Kiavak component by level generally means recovery from Level 4 or deeper.
These Tapuias had labrets in the lower lip and in the upper one, and in the ears round holes in which some bits of wood were attached, which made them seem very large ears; their hair was cut from the top of the head, leaving some long hairs here and there, which were bound below the forehead.
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In comparing the physical appearance of young Haida with their elders, Dawson concluded that 'traditional' body modification--particularly tattooing and the insertion of wooden or bone labrets into the bottom lips of females--was also on the decline.
Second is Maimeche culture, of more local roots, with a derivative, net-impressed ceramic design (and also with the clear presence of lip ornaments or labrets, generally rare in Siberia).