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6. What is an archaeological culture?

  • How refined a group of peoples were.
  • Groupings of peoples, here in prehistoric times.
  • 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.
  • The social stratification of a culture.

7. When did Darwin write his Origins of Species?

  • 1872
  • 1859
  • 1851
  • 1999

8. A frequently occurring assemblage is indicative of a culture. True or false?

  • True.
  • False.

9. What is the first written language discovered?

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

10. What is meant by "protohistory"?

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

11. 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).

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

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

13. 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.