TPO29L3 Clovis people & Caches (Archaeology)



1.What is the main purpose of the lecture?

A. To explain the method used to date Clovis caches

B. To compare two different types of Clovis caches

C. To discuss possible interpretations of Clovis caches

D. To show how caches indicate the route traveled by the Clovis people


2.What does the professor imply when she mentions a debate about when the Clovis people arrived in the Americas?

A. An arrival date of 11,000 years ago is acceptable for the purpose of her lecture.

B. An arrival date of 11,000 years ago is inconsistent with some aspects of Clovis culture.

C. Only a few archaeologists believe the arrival date is much earlier than 11,000 years ago.

D. The debate about the arrival date of the Clovis people has recently been settled.


3.According to the lecture, what is the traditional explanation for Clovis caches?

A. They were supplies kept in storage for future use.

B. They were valuable items for trading with other groups.

C. They were carved objects that served as maps.

D. They were forms of communication.


4.According to the lecture, what is indicated by the size of the points found in some Clovis caches?

A. Methods of tool making varied between different Clovis groups.

B. The Clovis people made a variety of tools for different purposes.

C. The points may not have been functional tools.

D. The larger points made the Clovis people’s spears more effective.


5.What were two characteristics of tools found in Clovis caches? [Click on 2 answers.]

A. They were made later than other Clovis tools.

B. They were skillfully made.

C. They were carved with particular symbols.

D. They were made of the best pieces of stone.


6.According to the alternative hypothesis the professor mentions, why might the Clovis people have buried caches?

A. To indicate that they were the owners of the land

B. To pass cultural knowledge to future generations

C. To recognize that a place had a special meaning

D. To give a name to a particular area


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