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  1. foramen magnum
  2. datum point
  3. preadapted
  4. visual predation
  5. Fossil record
  1. a the starting point, or reference, for a grid system
  2. b A hypothesis for primate evolution that proposes that hunting behavior in tree-dwelling primates was responsible for their enhanced visual acuity and manual dexterity.
  3. c possessing characteristics that, by chance, are advantageous in future environmental fluctuations
  4. d incomplete record of human history of past organisms
  5. e the hole in which the spinal cord leaves the skull at it base

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. In archeology and paleoanthropology, designating an event, object, or fossil as being older or younger than another
  2. in biological evolutions, a process by which unrelated populations develop similarities to one another due to similar function rather than shared ancestry
  3. any object fashioned or altered by humans
  4. speciation through a branching mechanism whereby an ancestral population gives rise to two or more descendant populations
  5. according to the theory of plate tectonics, the movement of continents embedded in underlying plates on the earth's surface in relation to one another over the history of life on earth

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  1. flotationAn archaeological technique employed to recover very tiny objects by immersion of soil samples in water to separate heavy from light particles.

          

  2. isolating mechanismIn archeology and paleoanthropology, designating an event, object, or fossil as being older or younger than another

          

  3. grid systemA space between the canines and other teeth allowing the large projecting canines to fit within the jaw

          

  4. punctuated equalibriumaccording to the theory of plate tectonics, the movement of continents embedded in underlying plates on the earth's surface in relation to one another over the history of life on earth

          

  5. anagenesisa sustained directional shift in populations average characteristics

          

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