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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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Theodosius Dobzhansky

Archaeology; Evolution

A geneticist and zoologist best known for his research in population genetics using the fruit fly. His study of the evolution of races led to the discovery of genetic diversity ...


Archaeology; Evolution

A hominid, similar to but distinct from modern humans, that lived in Europe and Western Asia about 150,000 to 30,000 years ago.

Mott Greene

Archaeology; Evolution

A historian of science who has written extensively about the development of geological thought during the 19th and early 20th centuries, including the development of the theory of ...

Eugenie C. Scott

Archaeology; Evolution

A human biologist specializing in medical anthropology and skeletal biology. As executive director of the National Center for Science Education, Scott is an advocate of ...

recognition species concept

Archaeology; Evolution

A concept of species according to which a species is a set of organisms that recognize one another as potential mates; they have a shared mate recognition system. Compare with ...


Archaeology; Evolution

A case in which one species looks more or less similar to another species. See Batesian mimicry and Müllerian mimicry.


Archaeology; Evolution

A gene has achieved fixation when its frequency has reached 100 percent in the population.