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5 Matching questions

  1. bipedalism
  2. coprolites
  3. cladogenesis
  4. isolating mechanism
  5. foramen magnum
  1. a preserved fecal material providing evidence of the diet and health of past organisms
  2. b speciation through a branching mechanism whereby an ancestral population gives rise to two or more descendant populations
  3. c a factor that seperates breeding populations, thereby preventing gene flow, creating divergent subspecies and ultimately (if maintained) divergent species
  4. d 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. e the hole in which the spinal cord leaves the skull at it base

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. in biological evolutions, a process by which unrelated populations develop similarities to one another due to similar function rather than shared ancestry
  2. A technique for amplifying or creating multiple copies of fragments of DNA so that it can be studied
  3. a body from the netherlands in a peat bog
  4. a non-profitable element such as a hearth or an architectural element such as a wall that is preserved in the archaeological record
  5. a technique of chronometric dating based on the number of rings of growth found in a tree trunk.

5 True/False questions

  1. stratifieda layer in a stratified site


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


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


  5. relative datingIn archeology and paleoanthropology, designating an event, object, or fossil as being older or younger than another