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Introduction to Archaeology (Grade 9)

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Introduction to Archaeology

Artifacts are any objects made or manipulated by humans.
  1. True
  2. False
A seed or bone found at an archaeological site is called an ecofact.
  1. True
  2. False
Stratigraphy is the study of the layers of deposit which form an archaeological site.
  1. True
  2. False
The higher the layer is deposited the older it is.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Most archaeology is done by digging.
  1. True
  2. False
The process of digging at an archaeological site is called excavation.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the term for a cross-section of an archaeological site?

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

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