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Staroselje
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Starosel'e
CATEGORY: site
DEFINITION: Middle Palaeolithic rock shelter in the Crimea with artifacts (scrapers, bifacial foliates) and faunal remains (arctic fox, reindeer, wild ass). The skeleton of a child and bones of an adult are modern humans, which is problematic in relation to the dates of the artifacts and faunal remains.
taro
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: eddo, dasheen
CATEGORY: flora
DEFINITION: Large herbaceous plant of tropical Asian origin, rich in starch and a staple food in the Pacific Islands and Oceania. The tubers are consumed as cooked vegetable and made into puddings and breads, and also made into the Polynesian poi, a thin, pasty, highly digestible mass of fermented taro starch.

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