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5 Matching questions

  1. minimum number of individuals
  2. Law of Superposition
  3. Applied archaeology
  4. stratigraphic control
  5. ecofact
  1. a Archaeology that is dedicated to solving practical modern problems. Examples include conducting contract archaeology for development projects or using data to reintroduce old technologies
  2. b A quantification system that attempts to identify how many individuals are present rather than the number of specimens
  3. c The mapping and excavation of a site in layers, keeping artifacts separate by location and depth
  4. d Natural items associated with archaeological sites which are not modified by humans, but may give insights into diet, culture, and lifeways
  5. e The assumption that older sediment layers are on the bottom and younger layers are on the top

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Classification of organisms by their taxa, genus, and species
  2. The process of removing stratified layers to uncover archaeological evidence
  3. An archaeological method of searching a specified area for unknown archaeology sites or features
  4. The rebuilding of archaeological sites or features
  5. Large stones that have been modified and often transported by humans

5 True/False questions

  1. cultural traditionA geographical region characterized by the presence of a homogeneous cultural group


  2. stratigraphyThe successive formation of layers over time in an archaeological site


  3. soil horizonsvisibly and texturally different layers within the soil


  4. historic preservationAny belief or activity that is passed on from one generation to the next within a human group


  5. Number of identified specimensThe practice of managing traditional, historical, and material culture


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