Monday, October 24, 2016

Archaeology Quick Quiz

Next week, we will have an archaeology quick quiz. Most of the material on the quiz comes from the archaeology notes, particularly the Essential Questions, chart called  Understanding History, the vocabulary, and Dating the Information and "How Old Is Old" readings.

Students should be prepared to answer the following questions.
Feel free to answer any one of them in the 'Comments" section below! 

1. What kinds of sources do historians use to learn about the past?
   *Give examples of both written and non-written sources.
   *What does B.A.R.R.F. stand for?

2. What is the difference between a primary and secondary source?
   *Give an example of each type of written source. 

3. How are the layers (strata) of an archaeological dig set up?
   *Why are the layers set up in this way? (Older material is deeper, new stuff closer to surface)

4. What is cultural diffusion?
   *How are ideas spread from one culture to another?
   *Give examples of ideas from one culture that have been adopted by another culture.

 How do the following pictures show CULTURAL DIFFUSION?

How does this show CULTURAL DIFFUSION?

How does this show CULTURAL DIFFUSION?

How does this show CULTURAL DIFFUSION?


How does this show CULTURAL DIFFUSION?

How does this show CULTURAL DIFFUSION?

How does this show CULTURAL DIFFUSION?

5. How does an archaeologist determine the age of an artifact, remain, or fossil?
   *What is the difference between absolute and relative dating?
   *Explain the scientific dating methods we studied:
          *Radiocarbon (C-14)
          *Tree Ring (Dendrochronology)
          *Potassium-argon
*Tell which dating methods would be appropriate for a given set of artifacts. This includes relative and cultural dating as well as scientific dating methods!

How would you determine the age of dinosaur FOSSILS?

How would you determine the age of an ANCIENT ROMAN COIN?

How would you determine the age of an AFRICAN MASK made of wood and human hair?

How would you determine the age of a South African MAN'S LEATHER SANDAL?

How would you determine the age of a Hittite SILVER DRINKING GOBLET?

How would you determine the age of an Egyptian PHARAOH'S HEAD SCULPTURE?

How would you determine the age of an ancient GREEK BOWL made of GOLD with writing on the rim?

How would you determine the age of an Egyptian CAT MUMMY (with kitty still inside!)?

3 comments:

  1. Determine the age of a wooden african mask using dendrochronology

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  2. A book or a bible

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  3. Bones Artifacts Remains Ruins Fossils
    B A R R F

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