What is Prehistory?

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1. What is an archaeological culture?

  • The social stratification of a culture.
  • Groupings of peoples, here in prehistoric times.
  • How refined a group of peoples were.
  • 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.
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2. Who coined the term "prehistory"?

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

3. What is an example of one of the earliest-found hominins?

  • Australopithecus afarensis (East Africa)
  • Sahelanthropus tchadensis (Sahara)
  • Ardipithecus ramidus (various parts of Africa)

4. What is meant by "protohistory"?

  • The point at which a certain country develops writing.
  • The point at which a certain country develops agriculture.
  • The point at which a certain country develops religion.
  • The point at which a certain country develops dance.

5. What is an assemblage?

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

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