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ANT 253 - Anthropology terms Test

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  1. Megaliths
  2. Ethnology
  3. ecofact
  4. historic preservation
  5. cultural tradition
  1. a Any belief or activity that is passed on from one generation to the next within a human group
  2. b Natural items associated with archaeological sites which are not modified by humans, but may give insights into diet, culture, and lifeways
  3. c Large stones that have been modified and often transported by humans
  4. d The practice of safeguarding structures deemed to have historical significance
  5. e The use of ethnography to make a comparative study of multiple cultures or regions.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The different preservation of archaeological material
  2. A place where historic or prehistoric evidence of past human activity is preserved
  3. Quantification system where each found part is counted as one specimen
  4. The measured rate of C14 decomposition. Half of the measurable C14 is lost every 5568 years
  5. The study of changes in sea level because of glaciation

5 True/False Questions

  1. surveyThe study of changes in sea level because of glaciation

          

  2. Law of SuperpositionThe assumption that older sediment layers are on the bottom and younger layers are on the top

          

  3. TypologyAn archaeological model for dividing artifacts into subgroups or categories to help determine their relationships

          

  4. EthnographyThe use of ethnography to make a comparative study of multiple cultures or regions.

          

  5. TaphonomyIn archaeology, the study of how a site forms over time. In paleontology, the study of how organic remains become fossilized

          

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