Historical Archaeology Knowledge Quiz

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The word archaeology comes from the Greek word "archaeologic," which means ancient history. It is the study of older people, past civilizations, and groups of people. Archaeologists are scientists that study how people from the past lived and what they looked like. They carry out lots of research in unraveling clues and putting pieces today to discover these things. How much historical archaeology can you snoop around for?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of holes do archaeologists dig?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Circle

    • C. 

      Triangle

    • D. 

      Eccentric

  • 2. 
    Which archaeologist discovered the unwrapped mummy, referred to as unknown man E?
    • A. 

      Otiz Miguel

    • B. 

      Larson Bryan

    • C. 

      Gastro Maspero

    • D. 

      Hector Bellerin

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the oldest known natural human mummy?
    • A. 

      Unknown man E

    • B. 

      Otzi the iceman

    • C. 

      Unknown man Z

    • D. 

      Otzi the unknown

  • 4. 
    The corpse Europeans referred to as shroud eaters during the plague were thought to be?
    • A. 

      Zombies

    • B. 

      Werewolfs

    • C. 

      Cyborgs

    • D. 

      Vampires

  • 5. 
    What new human species were found on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003?
    • A. 

      Homo Sapien

    • B. 

      Homo Floresiensis

    • C. 

      Homo habilis

    • D. 

      Homo Flora

  • 6. 
    What famous item was found by french soldiers in 1799 while rebuilding a fort in Egypt?
    • A. 

      Rosetta stone

    • B. 

      Holy grail

    • C. 

      Temple curtains

    • D. 

      Stone chalice

  • 7. 
    What term is used by archaeologists to describe a garbage dump from the past?
    • A. 

      Kettler

    • B. 

      Dumpster

    • C. 

      Midden

    • D. 

      Bier

  • 8. 
    In which city of Israel was the discovery of 100 babies made?
    • A. 

      Gaza

    • B. 

      Jerusalem

    • C. 

      Ashkelon

    • D. 

      Acre

  • 9. 
    Which country has the Olduvai Gorge as proof of earliest human races?
    • A. 

      South Africa

    • B. 

      Ethiopia

    • C. 

      Uganda

    • D. 

      Tanzania

  • 10. 
    In what year was the Grauballe man found, preserved by a bog in Denmark?
    • A. 

      1951

    • B. 

      1952

    • C. 

      1953

    • D. 

      1954

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