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The sabre-tooth tiger is an early ancestor of the domestic catMy ancestors came to this country from Asia thousands of years ago.

The sabre-tooth tiger is an early ancestor of the domestic cat.

In my culture, we pray to our ancestors every day.

The native people have asked the museum to return to them the bones of their ancestors so that they may be returned to their original burial place.

Jean-Fran?ois can trace his ancestry back hundreds of years to a small village in Normandy.

It is hard for Anne to accept the evolutionary fact of having a common ancestor with gorillas.

The Romans used wax death masks as models when they carved marble portraits of their ancestors.

There is a Kenyan proverb that states that we have not inherited this land from our ancestors; rather we have borrowed it from our children.

Elayne Boosler once joked that her ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that the ancestor of every action is a thought.

There is a Chinese proverb which states that to forget one's ancestors is to be a stream without a source, a tree without roots.

The theory of evolution tells us that man and chimpanzees share a common ancestor.

The ancestor of all domestic cats is the African Wild Cat, which still exists today.

The now-extinct ancestor of the horse stood no higher than a medium-sized dog.

Our earliest human ancestors appeared in Africa 2.5 million years ago.

Twenty-four thousand people claim Ainu ancestry in Japan today.

The ancestors of the people of the Czech Republic settled in Europe over 1,500 years ago.

The people of Iran represent many ancestries, including sizeable Turkish and Arab minorities.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide once remarked that as an ancestral religion, voodoo is an essential part of the national identity of Haiti.

Discussion question: Do you think blacks in the U.S. should receive compensation from the government for the enslavement of their ancestors?

Find someone who has ancestors living in this country.

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