Exam #1 Study Guide Chapter 1

  1. Savanna
    large grassland with trees and shrubs. found in dry and warm-to-hot climates.
  2. hominims
    members of the evolutionary group that includes modern humans and extinct bipedal relatives.
  3. bipedally
    walking on two feet
  4. species
    group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring. reproductively isolated from other groups.
  5. anthropology
    the study of humans, cultural and evolutionary aspects of human biology.
  6. primates
    members of the mammalian order Primates (pry-may-tees). includes lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans.
  7. Evolution
    a change in the genetic structure of a population or the appearance of a new species.
  8. adaptation
    the response of an organism or population to the environment. it results from evolutionary change. (specifically natural selection).
  9. genetic
    study of gene structure and action and the patterns of inheritance of traits from parent to offspring. these mechanisms are the basis for evolutionary change.
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Exam #1 Study Guide Chapter 1