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5 Matching questions

  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Cognitive archaeology
  3. Cultural relativism
  4. Lewis Henry Morgan
  5. Charles Darwin
  1. a Father of American archaeology; studied burial mounds in VA
  2. b Evolution was not new

    Natural selection
  3. c Evaluation of cultures in their own terms
  4. d We need to be concerned with individual mind (post-processualism)

    "The Ancient Mind"-Renfrew and Zubrow
  5. e "Ancient Societies"

    Unilineal evolutionism:
    -Savagery (fire; use of bow)
    -Barbarism (domestication; metallurgy)
    -Civilization (alphabet; read/write)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the periodization of human prehistory into three consecutive time periods, named for their respective tool-making technologies:
    -Stone Age
    -Bronze Age
    -Iron Age
  2. -Myth of the "mound builders"
    -Search for "Glacial Man"
    -Vikings and Hunt for Vinland
  3. Those processes affecting the way in which archaeological remains came to be buried, and their subsequent history

    Two types:
    -Cultural: deliberate or accidental activities of humans affecting creation of the arch. record
    -Natural: natural (inorganic vs. organic)
  4. The buildings/tools and other artifacts left behind from past cultures; physical evidence/examples from the past
  5. Study of geological or soil layers (strata); single best method archaeologists have for determining relative ages

    Can tells us much about the processes affecting the deposition of soils, and the condition of sites and artifacts

5 True/False questions

  1. Culture historyIdeas/methodology; way to organize knowledge


  2. Social action"Chronometric dating"-reference to a specific time scale, typically a fixed calendar system


  3. Law of Superposition"Chronometric dating"-reference to a specific time scale, typically a fixed calendar system


  4. A. E. Douglass"Guide to Northern Antiquity"

    Started organizing things in terms of material (stone, bronze, iron)


  5. Absolute datingTells us ORDER, not when an event occurred

    Oldest technique for establishing the actual ages of deposits is to use artifacts of a known age



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