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5 Matching questions

  1. Occam's Razor
  2. Susan and Roderick McIntosh
  3. Gertrude Caton-Thompson
  4. Coyolxauhqui
  5. Ignatius Donnelly
  1. a "She of the rattles of her cheeks" moon goddess (Huitzilopochtli's sister); plotted with 2 brothers to kill mother; Huitzilopochtli saves the day
  2. b 1929; trained Kathleen Kenyon; found unlooted sites nearby and through stratigraphic and stylistic comparisons confirmed local orgin; Semitic origin "inconceivable"
  3. c When presented with two or more explanations, the one that is simplest is the best
  4. d Discovered Jenné-jeno; 1977, 1981, and 1994
  5. e wrote Atlantis: The AnteDiluvian World

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1890; Mashonaland occupied by Cecil Rhodes (Rhodesia) for gold prospecting; site became symbol justifying glories of colonization
  2. authors of Incidents of Travel in Yucatan in 1841
  3. Mayan ruler who came to power in AD 615 in Palenque; his sarcophagus was discovered by Alberto Ruz Lhuiller
  4. built Cuzco (capital city of Incan Empire) in 1438-1471 AD; name means He who makes the world; transformed city and empire; built Machu Picchu
  5. Inca; Urubamba Valley; Quechua: "Old Mountain"; built by Pachacuti; ca. 1440-1532; chosen for geological features; 7,710 ft. Discoveries :
    1908: rediscovered by Hiram Bingham, Yale Peruvian Expedition 1911, 1912-1915: sponsored by National Geographic, 1983: UNESCO World Heritage site

5 True/False questions

  1. Joao de BarrosMayan ruler who came to power in AD 615 in Palenque; his sarcophagus was discovered by Alberto Ruz Lhuiller


  2. Theodore Bent1891; had studied Phoenicians but no formal training in archaeology; concluded that builders came from Arabian peninsula (Phoenician/Egyptian); Cecil Rhodes purchased many finds taken from the site


  3. TawantinsuyuInca; son of sun god


  4. Neide Guidon(Colorado Museum of Natural History) realized bones were from an extinct form of plains bison


  5. Moctezumacapital of Inca Empire; built by Sapa Inca Pachacuti (He who makes the world)(1438-1471 AD); transformed city and empire, sacred center, puma shaped city; divided into 4 quarters


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