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5 Matching questions

  1. seriation
  2. matrix
  3. Fossil record
  4. stratum
  5. bipedalism
  1. a a layer in a stratified site
  2. b incomplete record of human history of past organisms
  3. c a technique for relative dating based on putting groups of objects into a sequence fin relation to one another
  4. d earth immediately surrounding the fossil when the fossil is removed as a single block
  5. e the mode of locomotion in which an organism walks upright on its two hind legs, characteristics of humans and their ancestors; also called bipedality

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the study of how bones and other materials come to be preserved in the earth as fossils
  2. characteristics that define a group of organisms and that did not exist in ancestral populations; modified from ancestral condition, thus traits that are diognostic of particular evolutionary lineages
  3. movement toward the midline of the body or from the center of the hand or foot
  4. 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. in archeology and paleoanthropology, dating recovered material based on solar years, centuries, or other units of absolute time

5 True/False questions

  1. homobox genea gene responsible for large-scale effects on growth abd development that are frequently responsible for major reorganization of body plans in organisms


  2. Macroevolutionevolution above the species level


  3. adaptive radiationrapid diversification of an evolving population as it adapts to a variety of available niches


  4. diastemaa refuse or garbage disposal area in an archaeological site


  5. preadaptedpossessing characteristics that, by chance, are advantageous in future environmental fluctuations