Ancient Craft - Fun Archaeology Quiz!

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How much do you know about what archaeologists do and how they understand our ancient ancestors? Think you know all about Lara Croft and Indiana Jones? Are you an expert in all things buried? If so, why not test your skill and knowledge on this fun quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one is NOT a recognised Archaeologist?
    • A. 

      Mortimer Wheelar

    • B. 

      Zahi Hawass

    • C. 

      Howard Carter

    • D. 

      Kathleen Kenyon

    • E. 

      David Livingston

  • 2. 
    By-products or waste material left by flintknapping is known as?
    • A. 

      Rubble

    • B. 

      Cortex

    • C. 

      Rubbish

    • D. 

      Midden

    • E. 

      Debitage

  • 3. 
    The aim of Enthoarchaeology is to?
    • A. 

      Link the past and present

    • B. 

      Show how to excavate grave goods correctly

    • C. 

      Obtain seeds and other organic materials from soil by using liquids

    • D. 

      Explain how tribes died out

    • E. 

      Verbally transmitted information about past events

  • 4. 
    Artefacts that are found together and likely to be used at the same time or for roughly the same task are known as?
    • A. 

      Group

    • B. 

      Context

    • C. 

      Assemblage

    • D. 

      Collection

    • E. 

      Hoard

  • 5. 
    Who is one of the regular Arhaeologists on Channel 4's "Time Team" TV show?
    • A. 

      Mick Robinson

    • B. 

      Phil Lewis

    • C. 

      Carenza Harding

    • D. 

      Mick Ashton

    • E. 

      Tony Prior

  • 6. 
    What was name given to the famous hoax "discovered" in a pit in Sussex between 1908-1912?
    • A. 

      Otzi the Iceman

    • B. 

      Piltdown Man

    • C. 

      Tollund Man

    • D. 

      Lindow Man

    • E. 

      Red Lady of Paviland

  • 7. 
    Dendrochronology is?
    • A. 

      A method of experimental archaeology

    • B. 

      A dating method using tree rings

    • C. 

      A short prehistoric period after the Bronze Age

    • D. 

      The name given to broken artefacts, such as pottery

    • E. 

      Using teeth and bone to determine why human remains were buried

  • 8. 
    Which archaeological technique is considered to be destructive?
    • A. 

      Geophysical Survey

    • B. 

      Aerial photography

    • C. 

      Field walking

    • D. 

      Excavation

    • E. 

      Site surface survey

  • 9. 
    The Treasure Act (24th September 1997) covers what?
    • A. 

      All coins from the same find provided they are at least 300 years old when found

    • B. 

      Any object other than a coin provided that it contains at least 10% of gold or silver and is at least 300 years old when found

    • C. 

      Over 5 coins from the same find provided they are at least 150 years old when found

    • D. 

      Any object provided that it contains at least 30% of gold or silver and is at least 200 years old when found

    • E. 

      Any object found that has some gold or silver

  • 10. 
    Which one is NOT an Archaeological dating technique?
    • A. 

      Amino acid dating

    • B. 

      Thermoluminescence

    • C. 

      Radiocarbon dating

    • D. 

      Optical-Amino Potassium dating

    • E. 

      Obsidian hydration dating

  • 11. 
    What is the Latin phrase meaning "limit before which" that is used in relative dating to confirm when something can be dated before a certain year (this is typically determined from stratigraphy)?
    • A. 

      Terminus pre quem

    • B. 

      Terminus befora quem

    • C. 

      Terminus ante quem

    • D. 

      Terminus newa quem

    • E. 

      Terminus post quem

  • 12. 
    A method of seeds, small bones and other organic material from soils or sedements using water is known as? 
    • A. 

      Flotation

    • B. 

      Seeding

    • C. 

      Hydration

    • D. 

      Osmosis

    • E. 

      Efflorescence

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