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5 Matching questions

  1. radiocarbon dating
  2. stratigraphy
  3. cladogenesis
  4. seriation
  5. law of competitive exclusion
  1. a the most reliable method of relative dating by means of strata
  2. b speciation through a branching mechanism whereby an ancestral population gives rise to two or more descendant populations
  3. c 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
  4. d a technique for relative dating based on putting groups of objects into a sequence fin relation to one another
  5. e when two closely related species compete for the same niche, one will out-compete the other, bring about the latters' extinction

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. rapid diversification of an evolving population as it adapts to a variety of available niches
  2. characteristics that define a group of organisms that are due to shared ancestry; present in both the living species and ancestral forms (share with all)
  3. a technique of chronometric dating that measures the ratio of radioactive potassium to argon in volcanic debris associated with human remains
  4. a layer in a stratified site
  5. preserved fecal material providing evidence of the diet and health of past organisms

5 True/False questions

  1. visual predationA hypothesis for primate evolution that proposes that hunting behavior in tree-dwelling primates was responsible for their enhanced visual acuity and manual dexterity.

          

  2. endocasta cast of the inside of a skull; used to help determine the size and shape of the brain

          

  3. Macroevolutionevolution above the species level

          

  4. derivedplaces containing archaeological remains of previous human activity are known as sites

          

  5. dendrochronologychange in the timing of developmental events that is often responsible for changes in the shape or size of a body part

          

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