Overview of Archaeological Anthropology


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Anthropology is the study of

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1. Archaeological anthropology studies

2. An artifact is

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the characteristics of archaeological anthropology. Topics covered include the definition of anthropology and the primary focus of archaeological anthropology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of anthropology
  • What archaeological anthropology studies
  • Characteristics of an artifact
  • Era to which 'prehistory' refers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the archaeological study that focuses on both artifacts and written records of recent cultures
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as archaeological anthropology
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related general anthropology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about anthropology, review the corresponding lesson titled Overview of Archaeological Anthropology. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what anthropology means
  • Identify the relationship of archaeology to anthropology
  • Describe the difference in scope between archaeologists and historians
  • Know what archaeologists use to answer questions about past cultures
  • Understand what makes historical archaeology different than regular archaeology
  • Appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of archaeology