What is Prehistory?

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1. Why is the term "prehistory" problematic?

  • Radioarbon dating only goes as far back as 40,000 years.
  • Different countries developed writing at different points in their history.
  • It's too far back to know what really happened.
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2. Who coined the term "prehistory"?

  • Daniel Wilson.
  • Charles Darwin.
  • Heinrich Schliemann.
  • Christian Jurgensen Thomsen.

3. What is an archaeological culture?

  • Groupings of peoples, here in prehistoric times.
  • The social stratification of a culture.
  • When an organism grows on a find; we can examine this to tell us about what they ate at the site when it was occupied.
  • How refined a group of peoples were.

4. When is prehistory usually thought to begin?

  • When writing begins in a country.
  • When people start speaking.
  • When Neanderthals appear.
  • When **** sapiens appear.

5. When did Darwin write his Origins of Species?

  • 1859
  • 1851
  • 1872
  • 1999

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