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5 Matching questions

  1. A. E. Douglass
  2. Louis and Mary Leakey
  3. Context
  4. Theory
  5. Ethnoarchaeology
  1. a Ideas/methodology; way to organize knowledge
  2. b American astronomer that founded the discipline of dendrochronology
  3. c Where material culture is found

    Matrix: material around object
    Provenience: object's horizontal and vertical position in the matrix (and also time period)
    Association: object's relationship with other archaeological remains
  4. d Gathering data on living cultures
  5. e Worked at Olduvai Gorge

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Tells us ORDER, not when an event occurred

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

  2. First to create system that seemed to work

    Stages of history:
    -Primitive communism
    -Slave society

    ^Did not apply to Asian societies
  3. Anthropological version of post processualism

    Early 1980s: Ian Hodder, Michael Shanks, Christopher Tilly

    Emphasizes detailed description of specific sites and intuitive interpretation

    Objective interpretation not possible due to biases of the observer
  4. -Acquisition/harvest
    -Discard/digest and excrete
  5. the periodization of human prehistory into three consecutive time periods, named for their respective tool-making technologies:
    -Stone Age
    -Bronze Age
    -Iron Age

5 True/False questions

  1. Processual archaeology"Interpretive archaeology"

    Interprets; subjective

    Humanistic approach


  2. Formation processesThose 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)


  3. Expressing timeA theoretical framework; a way to think theoretically


  4. Types of material cultureThe buildings/tools and other artifacts left behind from past cultures; physical evidence/examples from the past


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


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