- 16.2.1: Describe the history of at least three major discoveries that led t...
- 16.2.2: Why was the development of bipedalism a very important event in the...
- 16.2.3: What evidence supports the idea that H. habilis was an ancestor of ...
- 16.2.4: Identify and describe the evidence that supports the idea that Nean...
- 16.2.5: What kind of animal bones might you expect to find at the site of H...
- 16.2.6: Interpret Scientific Illustrations Draw a time line to show results...
Solutions for Chapter 16.2: Human Ancestry
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
An accumulation of sediment found along the landward margin of the ocean or a lake.
A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.
A relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow of soil and regolith containing a large amount of water. Also called mudflows.
The variation of an ellipse from a circle.
Elements of weather and climate
Those quantities or properties of the atmosphere that are measured regularly and that are used to express the nature of weather and climate.
A nearly spherically shaped group of densely packed stars.
The solid innermost layer of Earth, about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) in radius.
A mass of hotter-than-normal mantle material that ascends toward the surface, where it may lead to igneous activity. These plumes of solid yet mobile material may originate as deep as the core–mantle boundary.
An igneous rock of ultramafic composition thought to be abundant in the upper mantle.
A measure of a material’s ability to transmit water.
A common measure of the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a solution, it is a logarithmic scale ranging from 0 to 14. A value of 7 denotes a neutral solution, values below 7 indicate greater acidity, and numbers above 7 indicate greater alkalinity.
Deposit formed when heavy minerals are mechanically concentrated by currents, most commonly streams and waves. Placers are sources of gold, tin, platinum, diamonds, and other valuable minerals.
A device consisting of two thermometers (wet bulb and dry bulb) that is rapidly whirled and, with the use of tables, yields the relative humidity and dew point.
Any of a system of bright elongated streaks, sometimes associated with a crater on the Moon.
A model that illustrates the origin of the three basic rock types and the interrelatedness of Earth materials and processes.
A structure composed of four oxygen atoms surrounding a silicon atom that constitutes the basic building block of silicate minerals.
Wind-generated waves that have moved into an area of weaker winds or calm.
A major strike-slip fault that cuts through the lithosphere and accommodates motion between two plates.
The release of water vapor to the atmosphere by plants.