Anthro Exam #2 (41-61)

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Anthro Exam #2 (41-61)
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2011-10-27 19:18:26
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  1. study of bones
    osteology
  2. absolute dating method in which the magnetic field runs between poles; polarity changes-irregular intervals; magnetic particles align towards poles; sedimentary rock
    paleomagnetic reversals
  3. subdivision of haplorhines; nwm; have broad, flat noses, outward pointing nostrils, diurnal; dental formula 2.1.3.3.; some have prehensile tails
    platyrrhines
  4. not true primates; lived during Paleocine epoch
    plesiadapis
  5. present in strepsirhines; not closure
    post orbital bar
  6. chronometric dating methid in which K turns to Ar gas; works with samples more than 100,000 yrs old; volcanic rock best; cannot date fossil directly, dates the rock surrounding the fossil
    Potassiam-argon dating
  7. tails that can grasp objects like hands can
    prehensile
  8. African form of the owm and apes during the Miocene epoch
    proconsul
  9. walking on all fours
    quadrapedialism
  10. lots of young; little parent investment; males strive for this
    r-selection
  11. a difference in a physical atrribute between the males and females of a species
    sexual dimorphism
  12. depth perception
    stereoscopic vision
  13. relative dating method in which the deeper you go in the layers, the older things get; law of superposition; deceased organisms incorporated into layer
    stratigraphy
  14. subdivision of primates; lemurs and lorises; nocturnal; arboreal; rely more on smell; claws, post orbital bar; denntal comb; grooming claws
    strepsirhines
  15. the study of the deposition of plant or animal remains and the environmental conditions affecting their preservation
    taphonomy
  16. haplorhine; southeast asian island; eyes larger than the brain; monogamous (male and femal mate for life)
    tarsiers
  17. nocturnal
    tapetum lucidum
  18. lives on the ground
    terrestrial
  19. type of locomation in which the primate jumps from tree tunk to tree trunk; longer legs than arms
    vertical clinging and leaping
  20. female advirtisement of her reproductivity
    visual estrus

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