Hello everbody,


I am watching a documentry on YouTube called History Cold Case - African Man's Skeleton, and at 16:32 the lady says something like "İf we've got some gutchering,,and we've got some quite rectangular orbits, that would suggest ...". Now the fifth word, which I hear as "gutchering", is one I've never heard of before, and can't faind in any online dictionary.. There are some entries that containg "gutchering, gutchered" etc, but none give a definition, and I have also not been able to deduce the meaning from the context. Could anyone help me out with this please?


Here is a link to the video.:

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Thanks a lot,


Ali Suat Ürgüplü

"Guttering".

Here's part of a text on clues to determining the race of an individual by looking at features of the skull:

  • Nasal index – the ratio of the nasal cavity; measure the widest part of the nasal cavity and divide by the length from the top of the nasal bone to bottom of nasal spine
  • Nasal spine – located at the base of the nasal cavity on the top part of the maxilla
  • Nasal silling or guttering– on the base of the nasal cavity (on either side of the nasal spine); there will be sharp ridges (nasal silling), rounded ridges or no ridges (nasal guttering)
  • Prognathism – extended jaw; make a line from the bottom of the nose down to the chin; if line touches, the skull is not prognathic; if line does not touch chin, the skull is prognathic

Thanks a lot, Blue Jay, I had thought of that, but couldn't find an example of guttering used in an anatomical context, and also, it really sounded like "gutchering" to my ears - with a ch- sound in it. Thanks.

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aurgupluit really sounded like "gutchering" to my ears - with a ch- sound in it

She pronounces the "tt" quite sibilantly, as do all Brits as a rule. The audio is distorted, and that makes it sound that way.

Guttering.

It is a specialized term in forensic anthropology to describe the distinctive shape of a nasal bone.

Thanks a lot, AlpheccaStars! Sorry for the delay, I have just seen your reply now.

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From my experience with Zimbabwean parents, it means burning. Gutcher(e)d means burnt

anonymous

From my experience with Zimbabwean parents, it means burning. Gutcher(e)d means burnt

That is not the context, though. The video is an analysis of skeleton (mature male) found in Ipswich, England. The burial was medieval in a Christian cemetery, 12th-13th century. It was not burnt.