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The scientific study of physical remains, whether monuments, artifacts or relics of past human life, cultures or activities.

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Ernst Haeckel

Archaeology; Evolution

A German biologist who lived from 1834-1919, Haeckel was the first to divide animals into protozoan (unicellular) and metazoan (multicellular) forms. His notion of recapitulation ...

Alfred Wegener

Archaeology; Evolution

A German climatologist and geophysicist whose book, The Origins of Continents and Oceans, was the first to propose the concept of continental drift (the forerunner to the theory ...

Ralph Harvey

Archaeology; Evolution

A geologist whose work includes the study of geological processes at a range of scales, from the smallest nanometer to broader-scale interpretations of the history experienced by ...

Poisson distribution

Archaeology; Evolution

A frequency distribution for number of events per unit time, when the number of events is determined randomly and the probability of each event is low.

social Darwinism

Archaeology; Evolution

A doctrine that applies the principles of selection to the structure of society, asserting that social structure is determined by how well people are suited to living conditions.

Francis Galton

Archaeology; Evolution

A cousin of Charles Darwin, Galton was a British explorer and anthropologist. He was known for his studies of human intelligence and later for his work in eugenics (a term he ...


Archaeology; Evolution

A conclusion drawn from evidence.