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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Site
  2. Terminus ante quem
  3. Material culture
  4. Relative dating
  5. Expressing time
  1. a Youngest possible date before which an event happened
  2. b The buildings/tools and other artifacts left behind from past cultures; physical evidence/examples from the past
  3. c Two ways:
    -Calendar years: BC/AD or BCE/CE
    -Radiometric time scale: Before present (BP)
  4. d A distinct spatial clustering of artifacts, features, structures, and organic and environmental remains - the residue of human activity
  5. e 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

    -Stratigraphy

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Pioneer of postprocessual archaeology
  2. -Automated (backhoe, bulldozer, drilling devices)
    -Manual
  3. -Artifacts (tools, spearheads)
    -Ecofacts (bones, seeds)
    -Features (post holes)
    -Gray areas (architecture, human areas, soil)
    -Other (art, text)
  4. Actions meant to have meaning to us; meaning and action are connected
  5. The study of past cultures (primarily through material remains) and their influence

5 True/False questions

  1. Charles DarwinEvolution was not new

    Natural selection

          

  2. Types of absolute dating methods-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

          

  3. Life cycle of an artifact-Acquisition/harvest
    -Manufacture/processing
    -Use/consume
    -Discard/digest and excrete

          

  4. Willard LibbyThe study of past cultures (primarily through material remains) and their influence

          

  5. SurveyA distinct spatial clustering of artifacts, features, structures, and organic and environmental remains - the residue of human activity

          

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