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Cultural Property Act of 1983
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: CPA
CATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: Legislation providing legal sanctions against the import or export of stolen cultural properties into or out of the United States.
Indo-European
CATEGORY: language
DEFINITION: A group of languages from which most modern European languages are derived, as well as Indian Sanskrit and the Farsi language of Iran. It is assumed that the dispersal of these languages must have occurred through large-scale migrations of people. Attempts have been made to identify the carriers of Indo-European languages with groups recognizable in the archaeological record. When the groups were literate or are recorded in other people's documents, as with the Hittites and the Luwians in Asia Minor, it is possible to establish that the groups were indeed Indo-European speakers. One school maintains that the original homeland was in the south Russian steppes in the 5th millennium BC and spread into Europe with the Single Grave, Corded Ware, and Globular Amphorae groups. Indo-European was first recognized by Sir William Jones in 1786. It includes most of the modern European languages (Romance, Germanic, Slavic, Baltic, Greek, Albanian) and modern Indo-Iranian (Persian, Hindi).
rope
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A length of cord usually made from twisting fibers together which increases the strength of the rope.
therianthrope
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: Depiction in rock art combining aspects of two or more species, especially a human and an animal.
traditional cultural property
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: TCP
CATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: The holy places, ceremonial sites, and other important places for Natives Americans or Native Hawaiians, possibly eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

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