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5 Matching questions

  2. archaeological site
  3. ecofact
  4. Material culture
  5. minimum number of individuals
  1. a A place where historic or prehistoric evidence of past human activity is preserved
  2. b A quantification system that attempts to identify how many individuals are present rather than the number of specimens
  3. c Natural items associated with archaeological sites which are not modified by humans, but may give insights into diet, culture, and lifeways
  4. d A law that provides protection for Native American burials and helps groups have a voice in the treatment and study of individuals scientifically determined to be their biological ancestors
  5. e The study of past populations based on archaeological excavation of goods and their interpretation through historical analogy

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The study of past human cultures through the materials and modified objects left behind
  2. In archaeology, the study of how a site forms over time. In paleontology, the study of how organic remains become fossilized
  3. The assumption that older sediment layers are on the bottom and younger layers are on the top
  4. This study only focuses on areas related to past economy and associated goods
  5. The use of ethnography to make a comparative study of multiple cultures or regions.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. stratigraphic controlThe mapping and excavation of a site in layers, keeping artifacts separate by location and depth


  3. Applied archaeologyArchaeology that is dedicated to solving practical modern problems. Examples include conducting contract archaeology for development projects or using data to reintroduce old technologies


  4. eustacyThe study of changes in the coastline of the earth's crust because of receding glaciers


  5. C14 Half-lifeThe measured rate of C14 decomposition. Half of the measurable C14 is lost every 5568 years


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