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Laetoli: Quiz


Question 1: Laetoli is a site in ________, dated to the Plio-Pleistocene and famous for its hominin footprints, preserved in volcanic ash (Site G).

Question 2: A line of hominid fossil footprints, discovered in 1976 by ________, is preserved in powdery volcanic ash from an eruption of the 20 km distant Sadiman Volcano.
Richard LeakeyMary LeakeyColin LeakeyLouis Leakey

Question 3: Professor Terry Harrison, a physical anthropologist at ________, has continued research at the site since the late 1990s.
Rockefeller UniversityColumbia UniversityNew York UniversityCornell University

Question 4: Most scholars classify them as ________, but some stress the greater similarity to Homo and prefer to speak of Homo sp. indet.
Human evolutionAustralopithecus anamensisAustralopithecus afarensisHomo habilis

Question 5: In 1934 he found the jaw of ________.
Australopithecus anamensisHuman evolutionHomo habilisAustralopithecus afarensis

Question 6: Soft rain cemented the ash-layer (15 cm thick) to ________ without destroying the prints.

Question 7: The site of the Laetoli footprints is located 45 km south of ________ gorge.
Human evolutionOlduvai GorgeOldowanAcheulean

Question 8: The footprint-bearing layers are ________ in age, dated by the K/Ar method to 3.6 million years ago (m.y.a.).
Great American InterchangeGeologic time scalePlioceneMiocene

Question 9: The remains of 13 hominids have been found, mainly mandibles and ________.
Tooth (human)Head and neck anatomyTooth developmentFascia


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