ECD: Exam 1
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What is remarkable about the settlement of Australia approximately 50,000 years ago?
The fact that it was settled by Homo sapiens populations who either built boats or
rafts to sail there
Which one of these was NOT a feature of domestication in the farm-fox experiment?
Which of these statements best captures what we mean by the term Neolithic revolution?
It was a shift from foraging to agriculture that occurred independently in multiple
areas around the world at the start of the Holocene.
. What was the first species that humans domesticated?
. Why do horticulturalists cut and burn tropical vegetation?
it returns nutrients to the naturally infertile tropical crops
In the late Pleistocene (between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago), humans eradicated
approximately ___________ genera of all the known megafauna on the planet.
According to Sarah Kurnick's (2015) article on archaeology and inequality, what does
she argue accounts for the emergence of extreme economic inequalities in human
The adoption of agriculture
According to the archaeologist Christina Warinner's TED talk, why does the "paleo diet"
have no basis in archaeological reality
What two trends do the last 10 million years of climate change demonstrate?
The global climate has become warmer and wetter
What is the dominant morphological change that has occurred over 6 million years of
hominin evolution that is most important in defining Homo sapiens today?
What accounts for the flexibility inherent in !Kung social groups?
Availability of water
What is the Out of Africa model and what does it imply?
The Out of Africa model argues that humans left Africa between 60,000 and
70,000 years ago and displaced other Homo species in Europe and Asia. It implies
that modern human diversity is relatively recent
The tools found in the Mahaffy Cache were left behind by this cultural group:
Which hominin was the first to leave Africa?
Based on the above question, what was the main trait that allowed this hominin to leave
Language and large brains
According to Kurnick (2015), what is the archetypal source for information about the
kinds and degrees of social inequalities present in a society?
The cultural efflorescence of Homo sapiens in Africa occurred around what time?
Which of these characteristics would you most likely expect to see in a plant that has
Modern humans leave Africa
Onset of the Ice Age/Pleistocene
Humans develop agriculture (Neolithic Revolution)
Evolution of Homo Sapiens
Humans arrive in North and South America
Beginning of stone tool use
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