What is Prehistory?

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1. 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.
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2. What is an assemblage?

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

3. Which of these is an example of naming a culture after where it is from?

  • Michelsberg.
  • Hallstatt.
  • All of the above.
  • Sesklo.

4. What is the first written language discovered?

  • Mycenaean Greek.
  • Mesopotamian.
  • Cuneiform.
  • Minoan.

5. Who coined the term "prehistory"?

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

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