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5 Matching questions

  1. stratigraphy
  2. Continental drift
  3. absolute/chronometric dating
  4. sagittal crest
  5. radiocarbon dating
  1. a 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
  2. b the most reliable method of relative dating by means of strata
  3. c in archeology and paleoanthropology, dating recovered material based on solar years, centuries, or other units of absolute time
  4. d 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
  5. e a crest running from front to back on the top of the skull along the midline to provide surface of bone for the attachment of the large temporal muscles for chewing

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a technique for relative dating based on the fact that the amount of fluorine in bones is proportional to their age
  2. 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. life in trees enhanced vision and dexterity
  4. maps, documents, oral histories + folklore
  5. rapid diversification of an evolving population as it adapts to a variety of available niches

5 True/False questions

  1. potassium-argon datinga 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

          

  2. taphonomythe study of how bones and other materials come to be preserved in the earth as fossils

          

  3. stratuma layer in a stratified site

          

  4. foramen magnumthe hole in which the spinal cord leaves the skull at it base

          

  5. 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

          

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