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2. When is prehistory usually thought to begin?

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

3. Why is the term "prehistory" problematic?

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

4. Who coined the term "prehistory"?

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

5. What is an assemblage?

  • An early animal (including humans).
  • In lithic analysis, a defining characteristic of a lithic flake.
  • An archaeological gathering of related finds, activities, peoples etc.
  • An early human (not including animals).

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