The people represented by the Denisova fossils likely:
69 a. share a common ancestor with Neandertals.
O b. were isolated to the point of extinction.
O c. interbred with Homo erectus.
0 d. looked very much like Neandertals.
Neandertals coldadapted traits include:
This question has been taken out because the correct answer is ambiguous. Remember, a wide nasal aperture relates to a projecting face, which is a cold adaptation.
O a. a narrow nasal aperture.
0 b. a proj
A hominid fossil that has a long. low skull, projecting face and occipital bone, and large nasal aperture is likely to be classied as having characteristics.
0 a. apelike
G) c. archaic
0 d. modern
A diet of meat is thought to have a signicant affect on the evolution of our ancestors, what other diet is also a viable consideration for our evolution?
0 nuts and berries
Painted perforated shells are evidence that Neanderthals:
ihave also taken this question our. The correct answer is both as body ornaments and symboiism.
O a. traded with modern humans.
0 b. used body ornaments.
O c. used symbolism.
(9 d. both
The best fossil evidence to suggest that Neandertals could produce a language like that of modern humans comes from which bone(s) collected at Kebara. Israel?
0 a. the mandible
O b. the ribs
(9 c. the hyoid
0 d. the cervical (neck) vertebrae
The article on Denisova concludes what?
(-3 Denisova population is a sister group to Neanderthals
Q Denisova and Neanderthals have no DNA in common
0 Denisova never added to modern populations
0 Denisova is the true ancestor to all Homo sapr'e
Overall this class has added to more to my knowledge of Anthropology as a whole. At the
beginning of the semester I really did not have much to say about what I knew about the
subject. But the class has really put into perspective the history that humans
-The primates we talked about in the reading from this chapter refer to mammals such as
lemurs, tarsiers, monkeys and apes. The primates discussed in this chapter have characteristics
that enable them to survive in an arboreal environment. An arboreal env
-The Four Forces of Evolution include mutations, gene flow, genetic drift and natural selection.
Starting off with mutation, mutations happen randomly and they involve a change in our
chromosome or genes. These changes result in physical or change in horm
What happened in Guatemala that necessitated a forensic investigation?
63 year old forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow collaborated with U.S. and Guatemalan
human rights group to uncover the cold truth regarding behind human remains found in
Lamarcks theory of evolution differs from Darwins and Wallaces in that Lamarck describes that
traits acquired during life were passed on. However, it has been discovered that this is
incorrect, but it still laid a valuable foundation for Darwin and Wallac
In the beginning of Chapter 12 different "homo" species are discussed including their
characteristics and lifespan. Starting with early archaic Homo Sapiens, they emerged around
350,000 yBP. Fossils of these specimens have been found in Africa, Asia, and
-There are many theories that aim to explain why us humans are bipedal. Bipedalism has been
linked to our ability to use and make tools in order to help our survival. Our hands are crucial
(not vital) for our survival. The theory proposed by Darwin dealt
-The phases of human development are defined as biological in the sense that that the term
referred to as phases has a biological definition. The definition is as follows: The prenatal stage
which is the stage of one's life starting with the trimester of
Primates and Social Intelligence
Primates have a very complex and developed network of social intellect and behavior in
comparison with other non-human mammals. Primates interact with each other on a much larger
social scale than do many other mammals in
-Anthropology- study of humans/ being human
-logia- study of or a branch of learning
-anthropologyinterdisciplinary (bunch of diff disciplines)
holistic (brings disciplines together)
-6 unique attributes to be human:
1)bipedalism- walking on 2 feet;
Paleopathology is defined as a study of ancient diseases. This study uses methods and
techniques for investigating these diseases, and such related conditions from skeletal and soft
tissue remain. The tissues that are mostly studied are t
Introduction to Biological Anthropology WEEK 2
Anthropos: Man or Human
Logia: Study of or a branch of learning
1. Bipedalism: Ability to walk on 2 feet
2. Non-honing chewing: Dont have large insizer
4. Hunting (tools and s