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6. When is prehistory roughly thought to have begun?

  • 20-30 million years ago.
  • 6-7 million years ago.
  • 7-8 million years ago.

7. 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).

8. 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.

9. The Natufian culture (~11,000-8,000BC) shows recurring plastered human skulls in this limited time period. What is this an example of?

  • Prehistory/protohistory.
  • A culture.
  • An assemblage.

10. When did Darwin write his Origins of Species?

  • 1999
  • 1859
  • 1872
  • 1851

11. What is meant by "protohistory"?

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

12. When is prehistory usually thought to begin?

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

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

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