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Introduction to Archaeology (Grade 9)

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Introduction to Archaeology

1. 
Artifacts are any objects made or manipulated by humans.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
A seed or bone found at an archaeological site is called an ecofact.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Stratigraphy is the study of the layers of deposit which form an archaeological site.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
The higher the layer is deposited the older it is.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
What is the name for the study of how items are buried to become part of the archaeological record?
  1. seriation
  2. entombment
  3. taphonomy
  4. paleontology
6. 
Most archaeology is done by digging.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
The process of digging at an archaeological site is called excavation.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
What is the term for a cross-section of an archaeological site?



9. 
Archaeological context is the information that is known about the culture an artifact belongs to.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Before digging, archaeologists will conduct a                    to determine if a site is in need of excavation.
11. 
What is the term used for broken pieces of pottery?



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