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5 Matching questions

  1. heterochrony
  2. prehistory
  3. artifact
  4. preadapted
  5. bipedalism
  1. a any object fashioned or altered by humans
  2. b the mode of locomotion in which an organism walks upright on its two hind legs, characteristics of humans and their ancestors; also called bipedality
  3. c change in the timing of developmental events that is often responsible for changes in the shape or size of a body part
  4. d A conventional term used to refer to the period of time before the appearance of written records; does not deny the existence of history, merely of written history
  5. e possessing characteristics that, by chance, are advantageous in future environmental fluctuations

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a gene responsible for large-scale effects on growth abd development that are frequently responsible for major reorganization of body plans in organisms
  2. a system for recording data in 3 dimensions for an archaeological excavation
  3. a technique of chronometric dating that measures the ratio of radioactive potassium to argon in volcanic debris associated with human remains
  4. mineralization of bone
  5. A space between the canines and other teeth allowing the large projecting canines to fit within the jaw

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. abductionmovement toward the midline of the body or from the center of the hand or foot


  3. convergent evolutionevolution above the species level


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


  5. palynologya technique of relative dating based on changes in fossil pollen over time


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