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5 Matching questions

  1. true fossilization
  2. yde girl
  3. endocast
  4. Fossil record
  5. polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  1. a A technique for amplifying or creating multiple copies of fragments of DNA so that it can be studied
  2. b a body from the netherlands in a peat bog
  3. c a cast of the inside of a skull; used to help determine the size and shape of the brain
  4. d mineralization of bone
  5. e incomplete record of human history of past organisms

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. speciation through a branching mechanism whereby an ancestral population gives rise to two or more descendant populations
  2. in archeology and paleoanthropology, dating recovered material based on solar years, centuries, or other units of absolute time
  3. 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
  4. any object fashioned or altered by humans
  5. a technique for relative dating based on the fact that the amount of fluorine in bones is proportional to their age

5 True/False questions

  1. middensa refuse or garbage disposal area in an archaeological site


  2. speciationa technique for relative dating based on putting groups of objects into a sequence fin relation to one another


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


  4. ethnohistorical datamaps, documents, oral histories + folklore


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