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

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

8. When did Darwin write his Origins of Species?

  • 1859
  • 1999
  • 1851
  • 1872

9. What is an assemblage?

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

10. 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.

11. What is the first written language discovered?

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

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

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

13. When is prehistory usually thought to begin?

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