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Lecture1Fall2010 - ARCHEOLOGY TEST 1 FALL 2010 1 Potassium-argon has a half life than carbon 14 A.shorter B.longer C.both potassium-argon and

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ARCHEOLOGY TEST # 1 - FALL 2010 1. Potassium-argon has a ? half life than carbon 14. A.shorter B.longer C.both potassium-argon and carbon 14 have the same half life 2. The Laetoli footprints were probably made by A. Australopithecus B. Paranthropus C. Sahelanthropus D. Ardipithecus E. Kenyanthropus 3. ? are the earliest known australopithecines; they lived in dense woodland areas. A. Australopithecus B. Paranthropus C. Sahelanthropus D. Ardipithecus E. Kenyanthropus 4. The notation 20 Ka represents ? years before the present on the radioisotopic time scale. A.twenty B.twenty thousand C.two hundred thousand D.twenty million E.twenty billion 5. The Direct Historical Approach involves primarily studies of A.the ecological/environmental approach B.ethnoarcheology C.agency theory D.processual archeology E.postprocessual archeology 6. Bands are typically A.egalitarian B.not egalitarian 7. The most common items found in archeological sites are typically A.stone tools B.perishable items C.pottery D.structural remains E.food remains 8. Sherds are A.middens B.debitage C.coprolites D.ceramics E.features 9. It is ? that hunter-gatherers are primitive societies, unable to rely on predictable food supplies and constantly in danger of starvation; as a result they are underdeveloped in their cultural and social institutions. A.true B.not true 10. After two half-lives there would be ? of the parent isotope left. A.one-half B.one-third C.one-fourth D.one-sixth E.one-eighth 11. Which of the following would be a "site constituent"? A.artifact B.ecofact C.feature D.all of these are "site constituents" 12. Study of ancient hunter-gatherers by comparing with modern hunter-gatherers would primarily involve A.the ecological/environmental approach B.ethnoarcheology C.agency theory D.processual archeology E.postprocessual archeology 13. Which of the following is not true concerning pre-state societies? A.small-scale societies based on the band, village or community B.have a highly-stratified class structure C.lack the complexity of state-organized societies 14. The big toe of ? was divergent; the foot could have been used for "grasping". A. Australopithecus B. Paranthropus C. Sahelanthropus D. Ardipithecus E. Kenyanthropus
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15. The species boisei and robustus pertain to A. Australopithecus B. Paranthropus C. Sahelanthropus D. Ardipithecus E. Kenyanthropus 16. The earliest Homo species was A. Homo neanderthalensis B.”Archaic” Homo sapiens C. Homo ergaster D. Homo habilis E. Homo rudolfensis 17. Canine teeth in humans are typically ? than in other primate species. A.smaller B.larger 18. According to the concept of thermoluminescence, older artifacts would release ? light when reheated. A.less
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Lecture1Fall2010 - ARCHEOLOGY TEST 1 FALL 2010 1 Potassium-argon has a half life than carbon 14 A.shorter B.longer C.both potassium-argon and

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