Tools and Techniques Used in Archaeology


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What are defined as objects made by a humans that hold historical interest?

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1. What is defined as surveyors spaced at specific distances from each other actually walk a site looking for archaeological finds?

2. What is defined as the scientific retrieval of material remains; digging or recovery work that is systematically controlled to harvest the maximum amount of data about a past people group?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Archaeologists follow organized and specific procedures when they excavate a site. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your comprehension of various vocabulary used in relation to archaeology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on vocabulary related to the following topics in the quiz:

  • Types of surveys
  • Objects archaeologists seek
  • Varieties of excavations

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills throughout the time you spend on the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related archaeology procedural lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms related to types of excavations and surveys
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different tools and procedures used by archaeologists

Additional Learning

Learn more about archaeological tools and procedures by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Tools and Techniques Used in Archaelogy, which will further expound upon these three main techniques used by archaeologists:

  • Reconnaissance
  • Survey
  • Excavation