Week 10 Practice exam
1. How do archaeologist know that islands of remote Oceania were not discovered
or colonized by accident?
It was because the trade winds blew the opposite direction of the way they were
sailing and colonizing.
2. Briefly de
Archaeology :Systematic recovery of any remains(materials and
Genus: homo (us today)
Species: homo sapiens
Homonins: walk on 2 legs
Week 3 Practice Exam
Please answer each of the following questions using between one and three complete sentences.
This practice exam must be turned in to the online drop box by Saturday, January 21 at 11:00pm.
1. Describe two features of Homo e
Week 2 Practice Exam
1. Why is it assumed that Australopithecus afarensis made the 3.2 million-year-old
cut marks on animal bones found in Dikika, Ethiopia?
They were the only known hominins that date around the same time.
2. How were the feet o
Week 4 Practice Exam
1. Describe two features of Neanderthal skulls that are different from our own
Neanderthal skulls were bigger than ours with a larger cranial capacity because
they had larger bodies. They also had larger brow ridges and more
Week 5 practice exam
1. Describe one characteristic of Upper Paleolithic stone tool technology that was
different from earlier tool technologies.
More specific to activities. Use of different materials (bones and antlers) from
close and far away
Week 6 Practice Exam
1. Describe one reason that there is controversy surrounding the earliest dates of
human settlement in Australia.
There is controversy of the dates because firstly, there are not many sites, and
secondly, problems with the d
Week 7 Practice Exam
1. Briefly describe two ways archaeologists can identify domestication based on
They can tell by bone density. Domesticated animals usually have bones that are
less dense then their wild counterparts because th
Week 8 Practice Exam
1. What sorts of practical concerns or challenges faced by ancient people may have
led to the development of complex societies? Include two reasons.
One concern was population growth because they would need someone to
Week 9 Practice Exam
1. Why do archaeologists describe the relationship between irrigation and population
growth as a dynamic feedback loop in Mesopotamia?
Irrigation canals needed a lot of organized labor. You need a large labor force,
Mary Gates Hall
- Homo habilis
o 2.4-1.8 mya
o 700 cc brain size
o more advanced brain, flatter face, could make tools, start to get a forehead
- Oldowan tools
o 2.6-1.7 mya
o used most likely for chopping
o flakes an