5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- true fossilization
- a a cast of the inside of a skull; used to help determine the size and shape of the brain
- b evolution above the species level
- c a technique of relative dating based on changes in fossil pollen over time
- d Layered; termed used to describe archaeological sites where remains lie in layers, one upon another.
- e mineralization of bone
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A hypothesis for primate evolution that proposes that hunting behavior in tree-dwelling primates was responsible for their enhanced visual acuity and manual dexterity.
- places containing archaeological remains of previous human activity are known as sites
- life in trees enhanced vision and dexterity
- characteristics that define a group of organisms and that did not exist in ancestral populations; modified from ancestral condition, thus traits that are diognostic of particular evolutionary lineages
- a system for recording data in 3 dimensions for an archaeological excavation
5 True/False Questions
material culture → a non-profitable element such as a hearth or an architectural element such as a wall that is preserved in the archaeological record
bipedalism → the mode of locomotion in which an organism walks upright on its two hind legs, characteristics of humans and their ancestors; also called bipedality
coprolites → preserved fecal material providing evidence of the diet and health of past organisms
flotation → An archaeological technique employed to recover very tiny objects by immersion of soil samples in water to separate heavy from light particles.
potassium-argon dating → a technique of chronometric dating based on measuring the amount of radioactive carbon (^14C) & carbon 12 which are in proportions identical to those found in the atmosphere, left in organic materials found in archaeological sites