An Overview of Mesolithic Archaeology


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It is believed the Mesolithic period spanned between

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1. Which of these was an important event in the Mesolithic Age?

2. What are defined as small flint blades of many differing shapes, usually used as weapons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of characteristics of Mesolithic archaeology. Things you'll need to know to pass the test include important geographic events during the time and characteristics of Mesolithic peoples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Estimated dates of the Mesolithic period
  • Important geologic events during the age
  • The name for small flint blades
  • The name for the process of determining the age of organic material by measuring the decay of carbons
  • Characteristics of Mesolithic man

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Mesolithic Age in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mesolithic archaeology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Mesolithic Age

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Mesolithic Period, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Mesolithic Archaeology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about geographical changes during the Mesolithic period
  • Explore why Mesolithic humans were hunter-gatherers
  • Learn about microliths and technology
  • Discuss radiocarbon dating