Flashcards in Being Human Definitions Deck (48)
father of modern science. Developed idea of adaption
one who believes that the universe, the earth, life, and humanity are the product of the creation of an all-powerful god
each culture is unique and relative to itself
learned transmitted behaviour
tree-ring dating. The age of the tree can be determined and associated with the site at which it was found
comparative study of culture
Aline with creationalism. Things are fixed in form, no change over time. -Things wiped out and started over again
Fossil footprint. Supports evolution
study of relatively recent documented periods using material culture as well as text
geological time we are in
-Any creature believed to be in the direct human line.
-Bipedal locomotion is the single most salient characteristic of the hominids.
homo sapion sapiens
our biological species. The only surviving Hominid
things in place. (artifacts you can not move)
Law of superposition
stating that in any undisturbed sequence of rocks deposited in layers, the youngest layer is on the top and the oldest layer is on the bottom.
-Each layer being older then the one above it
the recent and current geological epoch. Followed the pleistocene
Anthropological study of language
common name of Australopithecus
The tool kit Australopithecus used. They built out of bone, teeth, and horn.
geological epoch beginning about 2.6 million years ago.
-Marked by a succession of colder periods (glacial)
When we have no written record. Study from material remains
our biological order
Period we are currently in, started 2 million years ago
form of absolute dating, implies you can measure decay
dating developed by comparison
different size in male and female
layers of the earth
same events today, happened years ago. We can use today to explain things before