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5 Matching questions

  1. preadapted
  2. matrix
  3. abduction
  4. relative dating
  5. ancestral
  1. a earth immediately surrounding the fossil when the fossil is removed as a single block
  2. b In archeology and paleoanthropology, designating an event, object, or fossil as being older or younger than another
  3. c movement away from the midline of the body or from the center of the hand or foot
  4. d possessing characteristics that, by chance, are advantageous in future environmental fluctuations
  5. e characteristics that define a group of organisms that are due to shared ancestry; present in both the living species and ancestral forms (share with all)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. places containing archaeological remains of previous human activity are known as sites
  2. A conventional term used to refer to the period of time before the appearance of written records; does not deny the existence of history, merely of written history
  3. Layered; termed used to describe archaeological sites where remains lie in layers, one upon another.
  4. in biological evolutions, a process by which unrelated populations develop similarities to one another due to similar function rather than shared ancestry
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. isolating mechanismthe hole in which the spinal cord leaves the skull at it base


  2. soil marka stain that shows up on the surface of recently plowed fields that reveals an archaeological site


  3. dendrochronologya technique of chronometric dating based on the number of rings of growth found in a tree trunk.


  4. Aboreal Hypothesislife in trees enhanced vision and dexterity


  5. bipedalismplaces containing archaeological remains of previous human activity are known as sites