Spring 2010 Midterm Study Guide

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Anthropology 1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology Spring 2010 UC Berkeley Agarwal Study Guide 1 (Covering Jan 19th- Feb 18th, 2010) The midterm exam will cover material from Lecture One (1/19/2010) through Lecture Ten (2/18/2020) and Lab One through Lab Four. Note: This is a study guide organized by lecture topic. You need to understand concepts at the level discussed in the textbook and lectures. The concepts listed here are not meant to cover all aspects of the course material but rather to help you focus on some specific questions. Similarly, the list of terms is not exhaustive and does not repeat the many terms defined already in your textbook. You are responsible for ALL material presented in lecture (including video/audio material), section and labs (your workbook!!), texts, BSpace, and supplemental readings, even if it does not appear on this study guide! *** Introduction to Biological Anthropology: THINGS TO KNOW: What topic of focus unifies all the fields of anthropology? What are the four fields of Anthropology? SOME TERMS: Linguistics Archaeology Primatology Skeletal biology Paleoanthropology Development and History of Evolutionary Theory: THINGS TO KNOW: What were the first origin myths and what was the concept of fixity of species? What is the Great Chain of Being? What contribution did John Ray and Carolus Linnaeus make to classification of organisms and understanding our place in nature? How did people interpret the fossil record in the early 17th and 18th centuries? Explain the difference between the Lamarckian and Darwinian theories of evolution How did Lyell, Malthus, and Wallace influence Darwin’s ideas of evolution? What is selective breeding and how did it help Darwin formulate his idea of natural selection? What is the difference between intentional and inadvertent artificial selection? What is differential reproduction?
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Inheritance of Biological Traits: THINGS TO KNOW: What does “survival of the fittest” really mean? Does evolution necessarily mean progress? Is the evolution of species on earth like a tree or a bush? Why? Are species trying to evolve to get somewhere else and become more complex? Are chimpanzees trying to evolve to become humans? Why or why not? What is the difference between stabilizing, directional and disruptive selection? Give an example of each. Differential reproductive success
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