Archaeological Methodology: Prehistoric and Historic Inquiry


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Which branch of anthropology is defined as the study of the material remains of past cultures?

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1. Prehistory denotes the time before. . .

2. What are defined as objects made by human beings which are of cultural significance?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Archaeology is a study that takes on different forms. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of how archaeology and its facets are defined, as well as what does and does not constitute archaeology.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and forms of:

  • Archaeology
  • Prehistory
  • Artifacts
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Prehistoric Archaeology

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related vocabulary in the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define and identify important terms, such as prehistory and artifacts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding prehistoric archaeology and identify it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as prehistoric archaeology and historical archaeology

Additional Learning

To learn more about archaeology, review the accompanying lesson on inquiry and procedure in archaeological research. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define archaeology and how it is studied
  • Differentiate between the different forms of archaeology, such as prehistoric and historic
  • Understand how artifacts contribute to archaeology
  • Define prehistory
  • Understand how archaeology connects to and illuminates culture and history