It is primarily an interdisciplinary study offered as a course of study at numerous colleges and universities. Note: These are examples of various kinds of questions asked on old exams, over the course of an entire semester.The questions are presented in no particular order. Forensic anthropology is perhaps one of the most spectacular and interesting fields in crime scene investigation.Anthropology is the science that studies humankind, culturally and physically, in all times and places, while forensic anthropology takes that knowledge and applies it in a legal context, hence the ‘forensic’ in the term. Students work in groups. The archaeological record of Ancestral Pueblo life and death in the northern Southwest is punctuated by skeletal assemblages indicating episodes of violence from the Early Agricultural into the Contact period. Most exams will also include diagrams to interpret and label, such as naming the bones on a skeleton, identifying geographic locations on a map, and so forth. Sample Exam Questions . The educational objective is to teach the player about taphonomy and fossilization, while the gameplay objective is to preserve and recover the best fossil collection. In addition they will have had one lecture on taphonomy that briefly covers the processes that transpire from the death of a dinosaur until its discovery by a paleontologist. In preparation for this assignment, students have read a brief section in their textbook on the fossilization process as it relates to dinosaurs. Thanatology is the scientific study of death and the losses brought about as a result. List three of these functions below and describe the advantages that they would have for ceratopsians. Students will be able to define taphonomy, fossilization, diagenesis, bonebed, lagerstatten, etc. It investigates the mechanisms and forensic aspects of death, such as bodily changes that accompany death and the post-mortem period, as well as wider psychological and social aspects related to death. Our board game, "Taphonomy: Dead and Fossilized" can be used as an active learning tool in a class or lab to promote understanding of fossilization and taphonomy. 2.6 Death Students will be able to describe how fossils form, and will be able to interpret the taphonomy of skeletons and bonebeds. About 88% of vertebrate remains are ceratopsian, and dromaeosaurid, hadrosaurid, troodontid, and tyrannosaurid remains have also been identified. Ceratopsians or “horned dinosaurs” were a group of Late Cretaceous dinosaurs that included Triceratops and Pentaceratops. Psittacosaurus is one of the most abundant dinosaurs yet documented with over 100 complete specimens from across Asia. Over 50 scientific, peer-reviewed journal articles describe 14 bio-organic materials in dinosaur bones that simply should not exist if the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. Taphonomy and Prehistoric Violence in the Puebloan Southwest Ann Stodder. Here we describe a new multi-taxa, ceratopsian-dominated bonebed from the region, integrating taphonomic, radioisotopic, and paleoecological data. These animals are exceptionally well-known from Liaoning, northeastern China and in particular, the Lujiatun beds of the Yixian Formation (Zhou et al., 2006, Sereno et al., 2007, Sereno, 2010, Hedrick and Dodson, 2013) ().The large number of Psittacosaurus … Scientists think that horns and frills were adaptations that served a number of functions. List three of these functions below and describe the advantages that they would have for ceratopsians. Scientists think that horns and frills were adaptations that served a number of functions. 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