What Is Archaeology? - Definition, History & Topics

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What is the focus of archaeology?

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1. Which of these is not an example of what archaeologists typically look for when they dig?

2. Which branch of archaeology is interested in cultures that have not developed a written language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The research from archaeological exploration can add significantly to previously accepted history. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask you about different purposes and aspects of archaeology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • Tools used by archaeologists
  • What archaeology depends on
  • What archaeologists hope to find when they dig
  • The focus of this type of study

Skills Practiced

You will have an opportunity to practice these study skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the work of archaeologists and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the branch of archaeology interested in civilizations that did not have a written language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to properly identify what archaeologists seek

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the related lesson, What is Archaeology? - Definition, History & Topics. This lesson will detail the following topics:

  • What archaeology studies
  • Antiquarianism and early archaeology
  • Methods employed by archaeologists
  • Various specializations in this field of study
  • Archaeology's three main branches
  • Examples of technical specializations
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