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anthropomorphism

 [an″thro-po-mor´fizm]
the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman beings and objects.

an·thro·po·mor·phism

(an'thrō-pō-mōr'fizm),
Ascription of human shape or qualities to nonhuman creatures or inanimate objects. Compare: theriomorphism.
[anthropo- + G. morphē, form]

anthropomorphism

/an·thro·po·mor·phism/ (an″thro-po-mor´fizm) the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman objects.

anthropomorphism

[an′thrəpōmôr′fizəm]
Etymology: Gk, anthropos, human, morphe, form
the assignment of human shapes and qualities to other animals.

an·thro·po·mor·phism

(an'thrŏ-pō-mōr'fizm)
Assignment of human shape or qualities to nonhuman creatures or inanimate objects.
[anthropo- + G. morphē, form]

anthropomorphism

Attributing human characteristics to the diety, to inanimate objects, animals, or phenomena. Because of our experiential limitations and need to find explantions, however unsatisfactory, we commonly resorts to an anthropomorphic concept of anything transcendental.

anthropomorphism

the attribution of human characteristics to animals other than man.

anthropomorphism

the tendency to attribute human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects.
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First, while the 1898 sketch depicts a near-horizontal line extending to the left from the mid-point of the central line of the 'waterspout', sketches and computer enhancement have revealed an indeterminate design drawn directly above the near-horizontal line, and a design similar to the 'headdress' recorded on the anthropomorph from the same site (an upward curving line extending from the upper right-side of the indeterminate image; eight short angled lines extend along the entire length of the curved line) extending from the upper right side of the indeterminate image.
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Also in the so-called Bou OudrouUs Man, where an anthropomorph of Libyan-Berber age is depicted together with Group III daggers and a fan-like sign (Malhomme 1961:151).
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There are only a small number of iconic designs, namely tracks (McDonald 1993) and some small anthropomorphs.
There are now notable iconographic differences in relation to the previous group, corresponding to schematic whole-body anthropomorphs with outsize diadems.
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