What Are Paleontology & Archaeology? - Definition, History & Facts Video

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Paleontology is the study of

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1. Archaeology is the study of

2. Which of the following is not considered a fossil?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do the fields of paleontology and archaeology focus on? Answer this and other questions related to these disciplines to see how well you understand them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about the following:

  • Definitions of paleontology and archaeology
  • Fossil example(s)
  • Human artifacts
  • Importance of fossils and human artifacts

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about fossils
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as paleontology and archaeology
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the significance of artifacts and fossils and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these two related but distinct fields of study, review the corresponding lesson called What Are Paleontology and Archaeology? - Definition, History & Facts. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe the similarities between paleontology and archaeology
  • Appreciate the differences between the two fields
  • Identify the sub-disciplines of paleontology and their characteristics
  • Understand archaeology's branches and what they focus on
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