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Dead Sea Scrolls
A young Bedouin goat herder was throwing rocks into a hole when he heard what sounded like a clay jar breaking. The year was 1947. What significant ancient documents had this boy discovered?
Rise and Fall
Which civilization peaked earliest?
This gorge, some 30 miles long, is in Tanzania between Serengeti National Park and the Great Rift Valley. No site in the world has produced a longer sequence of stone tool assemblages and hominid fossils. Name this gorge.
Which ancient city is not paired with its location?
A. Memphis - Egypt
B. Carthage - Greece
C. Persepolis - Persia
D. Troy - Asia Minor
E. Herculaneum - Italy
The Rosetta Stone made the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphics possible because a passage of hieroglyphics was also written in what other language?
Huanuco, Cusichaca, and Machu Picchu were ancient cities of what civilization?
The first people to cross the land bridge which existed in the region now occupied by the Bering Strait traveled in which cardinal direction?
A mound of shells, bones, and debris found on the site of an ancient habitation is a ...
What alloy was the most important metal for tools and weapons between the years 4000 and 2000 B.C.?
A faunal analysis at an archaeological dig produces data relating to which characteristic of the people who lived there?
A. physical stature
B. tribal organization
C. architectural skills
D. hunting and dietary practices
E. religious beliefs and ceremonies
The greatest architectural works of what ancient empire were amphitheaters, aqueducts, baths, basilicas, bridges, and triumphal arches?
Tenochtitlan was a city built by the Aztecs. Today, the city occupying that same location is ...
E. Mexico City
It is made of large stones arranged in concentric circles around a central altar. Name this prehistoric structure near Salisbury in southern England.
Which region, home to many ancient civilizations, had a name literally meaning "land between the waters"?
pyramids at Giza
Name the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still survives.
What town at the foot of Mt. Parnassus was famed for its oracle at the Temple of Apollo?
The Olmecs and Mayas had no iron. Instead, archaeologists have found weapons and cutting tools made from a volcanic glass called ...
Pompeii (or Herculaneum)
What Roman city was hidden for nearly seventeen centuries after being buried by ashes in the year 79?
A long hidden cave with Ice Age art covering its walls was discovered in 1940 at which site?
An early kingdom developed near the fertile Yellow River around 1500 B.C. in a region that became what country?
A radioisotope useful in establishing the age of ancient objects is ...
What river is associated with these ancient cities?
Archaeologists studying petroglyphs of Native Americans are studying ...
B. burial sites
C. picture writings
D. cooking artifacts
E. forms of architecture
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
It consisted of a series of five terraces of glazed brick, each 50 feet above the next. Name this structure erected by King Nebuchadnezzar for his wife in 562 B.C.
Once the capital of the Aramean kingdom, it fell to the Assyrians, then the Seleucids, then the Byzantine Empire, then the Mongols, and then the Ottoman Empire. Name the city.
E. Kuala Lumpur
The Bronze Age followed the Stone Age. What age followed the Bronze Age?
On which peninsula can you see pyramids?
A military engineer in whose army discovered the Rosetta Stone outside Alexandria in 1799?
Cuneiform has the same purpose as ...
The Pantheon is in Rome. In what city is the Parthenon?
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Answers to Archaeology
1. Dead Sea Scrolls
3. Olduvai Gorge
15. pyramids at Giza
18. Pompeii (or Herculaneum)
24. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
26. Iron Age
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