- University of Tennessee - Knoxville
- Anthropology 110
- test 1
Last Modified: 2011-07-06
Related Textbooks:Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2009-2010 Edition
Able to trace historical ties b/w languages
Adaptation: when groups migrate, physical altercations occur due to adapting to new environment
First to say earth was older than 6000 yrs. (76,000)
if external environment changed, animals activity patterns change
-increase or decrease of body parts (modification)
Offspring acquired these characteristics; inheritance of acquired characteristics
father of paleontology- studied fossils
catastrophism- explained fossil record and the cause of earth's geological landscape
population is held in check by availability of resources
influenced Darwin and Wallace in their discoveries of natural selection
sent a paper to Darwin explaining that evolution was due to natural selection and competition
natural selection- survival of the fittest
fitness- genetic contribution to next generation compared to other individuals
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