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Anth 2010: Important terms and concepts 1 FOR MIDTERM 1: 1- Intro. & What is Biological Anthropology?
2-Science & What is Evolution?
Scientific method Observation Hypothesis Hypothesis testing Results Support/Refute Revision Reproduction Peer review
Theory Scientific article (primary literature)- article written by the person who did the research Popular press & science- science, nature, PNS List of misconceptions about evolution- not a belief system, not a conflict with religion, not concerned with the origin of life, not goal or end driven, not a need or want to try, not linear, not increasing complexity, not just natural selection, not about survival of the fittest, not only about humans, not able to be predicted, not ever over Biological anthropology find a news article within the last 6 months, submit a brief summary by noon Sunday to tophat (human evolution or primate studies) 1-2 sentences, include URL - Birds of paradise - Bower birds 3-Deep time, Geology, Dating methods, & Taphonomy Deep time- massive amount of time from beginning of time in space Geological time- earths history and timeline Origin of life on Earth Meteorites?- brought organic compounds when it collided with earth Abiogenesis- without life origins, the atmosphere combined with lightning and amino acids, amino acids were the origin Plate tectonics- movement of the crust across earths center, how plates move through time Continental drift- the movement of continents Stratigraphy & the Law of Superposition- look at the change through layers in earths surface (like sedimentary), superposition- the idea that the lower the layers the older they are How do fossils form?- buried in area with little activity Depositional environment

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