Book: Shook, Beth, Katie Nelson, Kelsie Aguilera, and Lara Braff, eds. (2019) Ex

Book: Shook, Beth, Katie Nelson, Kelsie Aguilera, and Lara Braff, eds.
(2019)
Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology. Arlington, VA:
American Anthropology Association. ISBN (ebook) 978-1-931303-62-0; (print)
978-1-931393-63-7 – http://explorations.americananthro.org/
Instructions: Please write short answers to the following questions in your own words. Quote sparingly, putting exact quotations in quotation marks. If you consult sources other than our course text and module materials, you must cite them.
1) Describe what kinds of information can be learned from a single fossil, including information about the organism and its environment. (Sections: Fossils: Preserving Prehistoric Life [pp. 238-248]; Voices from the Past [pp. 248-260])
2) Compare and contrast one relative dating method and one chronometric dating method. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method. (Section: Voices from the Past: What fossils can tell us [pp. 248-260])
3) Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the three major hypotheses of primate origins. Which hypothesis is most convincing to you and why? (Section: Major hypotheses about primates [pp. 275-278])