brow ridge

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The bony protuberance above the eye sockets, often adorned with eyebrows. The ridge exists to protect the eyes from blunt force, the sun, and even moisture, as eyebrows are supposed to prevent sweat or precipitation from dripping off the forehead into the eyes.

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"Photograph of the Homo ergaster skull found in Kenya by Bernard Ngeneo in 1975." by Wikimedi commons is licensed under CC BY 2.5.

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