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What is the study of human history through excavation and analysis of

What is the study of human history through excavation and analysis of


School: Western Michigan University
Department: Evolutionary Anthropology
Course: Lost World's/Anthropology
Professor: Britt hartenberger
Term: Fall 2018
Cost: 50
Name: ARCH 1100 Exam 1 Study Guide
Description: Study guide for exam 1
Uploaded: 09/25/2018
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ARCH 1100 Exam 1 Study Guide

Paleoanthropologists is the study of human fossils and what?


o Archaeology: the study of human history through excavation and  analysis of artifacts and other remains present

o Artifact: any movable object that has been used, modified, or  manufactured by humans; portable

o Stratigraphy: order and interpretation the archaeologist imposes on the  stratified deposits; stratigraphic record

o Provenience: 3­D find spot (plan view­top, section view­side) o Ecofact: animal bones, plant remains, etc. “natural artifacts” used by  humans and tell diet, climate, status, and domestication

o Hominin: species clearly in the line of human evolution

o Subsistence: food people eat, how they get it, tools they use o Deep sea coring: drilling into the sea floor for isotopic composition­water  temperature, tiny fossils­oxygen levels

What is the uniformitarianism?

o Multiregional theory: homo sapiens developed separately across Europe,  Africa, and Asia

o Out­of­Africa theory: homo sapiens came from Africa and replaced homo  erectus everywhere except Europe (Neanderthals)

o Mitochondrial DNA: many copies and shorter; easy to decode, inherited  through mother’s line, forms mutations steadily; easy to calculate rate of  change, implies that all modern humans derive from an original  population in Africa

Early Hominins:

o Sahelanthropus tchadensis: skull and neck angle suggest bipedalism o Australopithecus afarensis: upper body of tree dweller, widespread  geographically, Lucy and Selam

o Homo habilis: opposable thumbs, could be arboreal, larger brain o Homo erectus: habitually bipedal, first to leave Africa, stone tools,  intentional burial of dead, built living structures, and hunted large game o Homo floresiensis: “hobbits” found on Flores island, decendent of  erectus, 3 ft tall adults; shrunk due to ‘island dwarfing,’ hunted pygmy  elephants, found with tools, had the region for planning in brain

In archaeology, what is hominin?

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o Deep time

o Uniformitarianism: forming and wear time similar to today o Superposition: varying depths of layers

o Three Age System: stone, iron, bronze

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o Matrix: dirt around finding

o Provenience

o Association: what it’s found with

o Paleoanthropologists study human fossils, environmental context, and  other related evidence

o Reconstructing ancient climate

o Plant cell fossils

o Ice cores

o Deep sea cores

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