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5 Matching questions

  1. Terminus post quem
  2. Postprocessual archaeology
  3. Archaeology
  4. C.J. Thomsen
  5. Theory
  1. a The study of past cultures (primarily through material remains) and their influence
  2. b Oldest certain date after which an event happened
  3. c Ideas/methodology; way to organize knowledge
  4. d "Interpretive archaeology"

    Interprets; subjective

    Humanistic approach
  5. e "Guide to Northern Antiquity"

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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. -Acquisition/harvest
    -Discard/digest and excrete
  2. American astronomer that founded the discipline of dendrochronology
  3. Two ways:
    -Calendar years: BC/AD or BCE/CE
    -Radiometric time scale: Before present (BP)
  4. -Radiocarbon dating: Willard Libby (1949); requires organic materials (charcoal, bones, wood, shells, plants)
    -Other radiometric methods (that don't require organic materials): K-Ar, Uranium, fission track, archaeomagnetism, obsidian hydration
  5. A distinct spatial clustering of artifacts, features, structures, and organic and environmental remains - the residue of human activity

5 True/False questions

  1. Relative dating"Chronometric dating"-reference to a specific time scale, typically a fixed calendar system


  2. DendrochronologyThe study of past cultures (primarily through material remains) and their influence


  3. Lewis Binford"Ancient Societies"

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


  4. Cultural relativismDescribes; empirical

    What? When? Where?


  5. Lewis Henry MorganAmong the most influential archaeologists of the later 20th century; is credited with fundamentally changing the field with the introduction of processual archaeology (or the "New Archaeology") in the 1960s.