Dating I Spr 2010

Dating I Spr 2010 - OVERVIEW 1. The earth is much older...

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OVERVIEW 1. The earth is much older than 6,000 years old. 2. There has been change through time in organisms, in geology/landforms, and in cultures. 3. This change has not been directional. For example, CULTURES do not all pass through the stages of savagery, barbarism, and civilization. Organisms like humans do not become ever more complex through time.
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4. Landform change explained by uniformitarianism. 5. Biological change through natural selection. Within a species, variation already exists. Next week we’ll examine how that variation arises. 6. This course will adopt a scientific approach to the study of human evolution.
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REVIEW of Data Recovery: archaeologists study material remains paleoanthropologists study remains of people themselves, often fossilized artifacts are cultural remains fossils are remains of organisms sites are places of human activity fossil localities are where fossils occur
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Summary 1. Survey (look for sites or fossil localities) 3. Excavate (larger area, horizontal view; learn more about one time period) 2. Test (small area, stratigraphic view through time, check integrity)
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