This exam is meant to enhance your understanding of the subject matter of Archaeology, and contains roughly the same amount of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank and true or false questions. For each question, select or fill in the choice that is most appropriate.
Exam-takers should read through each question carefully and take notes on difficult concepts.
This exam will introduce you to the methods and theories that prehistorians (one kind of archaeologist) use to study world prehistory. Prehistory is generally known as the time before written "history." To decipher the past, pre-historical anthropologists must utilize the techniques of archaeology to investigate the remnants of a world before records.
This exam covers the following:
The Nature and Aims of Archaeology
The History of Archaeology
The Variety of the Evidence
Survey and Excavation of Sites and Features
Dating Methods and Chronology
Environment, Subsistence, and Diet
Technology, Trade, and Exchange
The Bioarchaeology of People
Explanation in Archaeology
Archaeology and the Public
Managing our Heritage