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Assignment #9/10 KEY Define the following terms: Fossil: Remains of once-living organisms that have wholly or partially transformed into rock through a long process of chemical replacement Taphonomy: The study of the deposition of plant or animal remains and the environment condition affecting their preservation Steno’s Law of Superposition : The principal that the lower in stratum the older the age of each successive layer Relative Dating: The arrangement of artifacts or events in a sequence relative to one another but without ties calendrically measured time Absolute Dating: The determination of the age of an object with reference to a specific time scale, such as a fixed calendar or in years before present (BP), based on measureable physical or chemical qualities or associations with written records; also called chronometric dating Genetic Dating: Method of dating using DNA in order to determine a chronology showing the amount of time since two species diverged in their evolution (the molecular clock) Arboreal Hypothesis: The proposition that primate’s unique suite of traits is an adaptation to living in trees Visual Predation Hypothesis: The proposition that unique primate traits arose as adaptations to preying on insects and small animals Angiosperm Radiation Hypothesis:
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