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5 Matching questions

  1. relative dating
  2. Fossil record
  3. Sites
  4. true fossilization
  5. feature
  1. a mineralization of bone
  2. b incomplete record of human history of past organisms
  3. c places containing archaeological remains of previous human activity are known as sites
  4. d a non-profitable element such as a hearth or an architectural element such as a wall that is preserved in the archaeological record
  5. e In archeology and paleoanthropology, designating an event, object, or fossil as being older or younger than another

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a factor that seperates breeding populations, thereby preventing gene flow, creating divergent subspecies and ultimately (if maintained) divergent species
  2. the most reliable method of relative dating by means of strata
  3. An archaeological technique employed to recover very tiny objects by immersion of soil samples in water to separate heavy from light particles.
  4. change in the timing of developmental events that is often responsible for changes in the shape or size of a body part
  5. A hypothesis for primate evolution that proposes that hunting behavior in tree-dwelling primates was responsible for their enhanced visual acuity and manual dexterity.

5 True/False questions

  1. law of competitive exclusionrapid diversification of an evolving population as it adapts to a variety of available niches


  2. anagenesisa sustained directional shift in populations average characteristics


  3. endocastthe natural remains of plants and animals found in the archaeological record


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


  5. fossilearth immediately surrounding the fossil when the fossil is removed as a single block


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