Early Primate Evolution
Early Primate Evolution

Early Primate Evolution

Lead Author(s): Washington State Colleges

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An anthropological question pack by Teri L. Tucker for Washington State Colleges.

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Early Primate Evolution Q1

A cultural anthropology of the human past focusing on material evidence of human modification of the physical environment is called

A

Archaeology

B

Anthropology

C

Paleontology

D

Niche construction

Early Primate Evolution Q2

To an archaeologist, which of the following would be considered a feature at an archaeological site?

A

Bison bones

B

A spear point

C

The wall of a house

D

All of the above

Early Primate Evolution Q3

A precise geographical location of the remains of past human activity is an archaeological

A

Location

B

Place

C

Site

D

Zone

Early Primate Evolution Q4

Objects that have been deliberately and intelligently shaped by human or near-human activity are called

A

Artifacts

B

Commodities

C

Features

D

Midden

Early Primate Evolution Q5

The study of the way people in present-day societies use artifacts and structures on the sites where they live, and how these objects become part of the archaeological record is called

A

Ethnoarchaeology

B

Taphonomy

C

Survey archaeology

D

Excavation

Early Primate Evolution Q6

The study of the various processes that affect the formation of a particular site, explaining how certain objects in that site (such as bones or stone tools) came to be where they are found, is called

A

Ethnoarchaeology

B

Taphonomy

C

Survey archaeology

D

Excavation

Early Primate Evolution Q7

A computer-aided system for the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and presentation of spatial data of all kinds is called

A

Air photo analysis

B

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

C

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

D

Satellite Imaging Technology (SIT)

Early Primate Evolution Q8

Ian Hodder warns archaeologists that they may make serious errors if

A

They fail to recognize that the distribution of tool styles is the most reliable indicator of the boundaries of archaeological cultures

B

They fail to realize that archaeological cultures are the product of scientific analysis, and are not obvious from the archaeological record alone

C

They fail to realize that only items of material culture that serve as symbols of group identity are reliable indicators of cultural boundaries

D

Both B and C

Early Primate Evolution Q9

A society in which one person and his relatives have privileged access to wealth, power, and prestige is called a

A

Band

B

Chiefdom

C

Rank society

D

Tribe

Early Primate Evolution Q10

In some parts of the world, archaeological sites

A

Are of tourist interest

B

Play an important role in identity formation

C

Create controversy

D

All of the above

Early Primate Evolution Q11

In the United States, the objections of Native American groups to the excavation of indigenous burials has become recognized in a law that is called

A

Native People’s Protection Act

B

North American Research and Publication Protection Act

C

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

D

Native American Graves Preservation and Relocation Act

Early Primate Evolution Q12

The 9300-year-old skeleton found in Washington state touched off a legal battle over the repatriation of the skeleton known as

A

Kennewick Man

B

Neandertal Man

C

Umatilla Man

D

Washington Man

Early Primate Evolution Q13

In the United States, federal, state, and local legislative actions that require the consideration of environmental and cultural factors in the use of federal, state, or funds for development has led to the development of

A

Historical archaeology

B

Collaborative archaeology

C

Feminist archaeology

D

Cultural resource management archaeology

Early Primate Evolution Q14

Traditional archaeological interpretations of stone tools

A

Favor highly formalized, elaborately retouched, standardized core tools

B

Assume that stone tools were made for men to hunt with

C

Downplay or ignore the numerous flake tools that are found in sites

D

All of the above

Early Primate Evolution Q15

The study of archaeological sites associated with written records is called

A

Historical archaeology

B

Collaborative archaeology

C

Feminist archaeology

D

Cultural resource management archaeology

Early Primate Evolution Q16

Today, many archaeologists are taking the view that they must

A

Become cosmopolitan

B

Find a way to deal with a range of local and global stakeholders who have their own views of how cultural heritage should be managed

C

Divide the world up into distinct cultures

D

Both A and B

Early Primate Evolution Q17

What is the preservation paradox?

A

The concept of preservation is itself culturally conceived.

B

One group’s idea of preservation can be another group’s idea of destruction.

C

The desire to salvage objects by physically preserving them

D

Both A and B

Early Primate Evolution Q18

David Rindos argues that plant domestication came about because

A

There were natural selection effects on the plants based on the unconscious activities of people in eating and propagating the plants

B

People intervened directly in the fields, selecting seeds from the largest and tastiest produce to preserve and plant

C

Of a combination of environmental and nutritional factors that favored the development of human interest in modifying the plants they ate

D

Only those plants that were most attractive to human beings survived after human beings began eating plants

Early Primate Evolution Q19

A conflict among scholars concerning domestication centers on

A

Whether were people were aware of what they were doing in intervening in the gene pool of wild plants

B

How plants could have evolved to meet the needs of the people who were eating them

C

How specialized plants could have been made to thrive in disturbed environments

D

How people were able to domesticate plants and animals at the same time

Early Primate Evolution Q20

The systematic modification of the environments of plants and animals to increase their productivity and usefulness is called

A

Agriculture

B

Agronomy

C

Agroecology

D

Humanization