Project #11181 - bio 7

NO PLAGERISM!!!!!!!!!!

Assignment 7

The human story.  ONLY USE THE SPACES PROVIDED. E.G. IF THERE ARE THREE LINES FOR THE ANSWER, ONLY WRITE THREE LINES! ONLY REFER TO THE QUESTION, DONT RAVE ON WITH NONSENCE!

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1 List 4 characteristics commonly used to classify an organism as a primate. 2

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2 In the space below write one feature that clearly places humans in each group. 3

Kingdom Animalia______________________________________________________

Phylum Chordata_______________________________________________________

Class Mammalia________________________________________________________

Order Primate__________________________________________________________

Family Hominidae______________________________________________________

Genus Homo___________________________________________________________

3 Define each of the following terms: 4

(a) Primate

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(b) Hominoid

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(c) Hominid

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(d) Hominin

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4 What is the current estimate of the age of the earth? 1

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5 Describe relative and absolute dating in terms of the methods used and the results obtained. 4

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6 (a) What is karyotype analysis? 1

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(b) Using evidence from karyotype analysis make an hypothesis about the relationship between groups of living primates. 2

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(c) Make a hypothesis on the evolutionary relationship between humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and other primates based on comparison of their haemoglobin. 2

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7 Briefly describe the conditions under which fossilisation can occur. 3

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8 Discuss the difficulty of interpreting the past from the fossil record alone. In your answer you should consider conflicting dates based upon different technologies and the paucity of the fossil record. 4

Conflicting dates based on different technologies______________________________

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Paucity of the record________________________________________________________

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9, IN ATTACHMENT! 

10 Briefly outline the theories of human evolution put forward by Johanson, Leakey and Tattersall. 6

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11 Outline three pieces of evidence for the pattern of human migration based upon the ‘out of Africa’ model. 3

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12 Outline three pieces of evidence for the pattern of human migration based upon the theory of regional continuity. 3

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Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 08/27/2013 12:00 am
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