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6. 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.

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

  • True.
  • False.

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

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

9. Who coined the term "prehistory"?

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

10. What is an archaeological culture?

  • How refined a group of peoples were.
  • The social stratification of a culture.
  • 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.

11. When is prehistory roughly thought to have begun?

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

12. 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.