Window on Humanity Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 3 :

Doing Anthropology

Quiz 3 :

Doing Anthropology

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Which of the following statements about techniques used in dating fossil remains is NOT true?
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The principle of superposition states that in an undisturbed sequence of strata,
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Which of the following is NOT one of the fields of study mentioned in the chapter as part of the multidisciplinary approaches used in biological anthropology and archaeology?
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Molecular anthropology
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What are both carbon-14 and potassium-argon dating techniques based on?
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Systematic survey and excavation
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What term refers to the study of the processes that affect the remains of dead animals?
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Which of the following is NOT one of the kinds of archaeology discussed in this chapter?
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The utility of stratigraphy for dating purposes is based on the fact that
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In an example of how microscopic evidence in studying the past can yield surprising results that may overturn long-held assumptions, Williamson's analysis of microscopic residues stuck to the edges of cutting tools found at a cave site in South Africa revealed that
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Under what conditions are fossils most likely to form?
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The so-called Piltdown man was once considered an unusual and perplexing human ancestor, but it turned out to be the jaw of a young orangutan attached to a Homo sapiens skull. What dating technique exposed the Piltdown fraud?
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The specialist among a team of scientists at an excavation site who focuses on the study of ancient plants through pollen samples taken from the site is most likely a
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Which of the following statements about paleoanthropologists is FALSE?
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Which excavation technique provides more information about the context of the artifacts, fossils, or features discovered?
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Radiometric dating techniques available to anthropologists
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Data collected using systematic surveys do NOT typically address which of the following questions?
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Advances in technology enable archaeologists to gather evidence that is not visible to the naked eye. One example of such microscopic evidence is the study of
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Paleopathology is the study of
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Which of the following researchers is LEAST likely to be part of a paleoanthropological research team?
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