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5 Matching questions

  1. homobox gene
  2. flotation
  3. isolating mechanism
  4. taphonomy
  5. cladogenesis
  1. a speciation through a branching mechanism whereby an ancestral population gives rise to two or more descendant populations
  2. b a factor that seperates breeding populations, thereby preventing gene flow, creating divergent subspecies and ultimately (if maintained) divergent species
  3. c An archaeological technique employed to recover very tiny objects by immersion of soil samples in water to separate heavy from light particles.
  4. d a gene responsible for large-scale effects on growth abd development that are frequently responsible for major reorganization of body plans in organisms
  5. e the study of how bones and other materials come to be preserved in the earth as fossils

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a layer in a stratified site
  2. a stain that shows up on the surface of recently plowed fields that reveals an archaeological site
  3. the most reliable method of relative dating by means of strata
  4. 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
  5. mineralization of bone

5 True/False questions

  1. visual predationthe process of forming new species

          

  2. anagenesisspeciation through a branching mechanism whereby an ancestral population gives rise to two or more descendant populations

          

  3. polymerase chain reaction (PCR)A technique for amplifying or creating multiple copies of fragments of DNA so that it can be studied

          

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

          

  5. matrixa non-profitable element such as a hearth or an architectural element such as a wall that is preserved in the archaeological record