TPO35L2 Earliest Permanent Settlement (Archaeology)



1.What is the lecture mainly about?

A. Techniques used by the Natufians for building shelters

B. Different interpretations of archaeological evidence from Natufian sites

C. Strategies used by different hunter-gatherer societies in response to climate change

D. The development of the Natufians into an agricultural society


2.According to the professor, what does a theory suggest about the Natufians who lived 15,000 years ago?

A. They moved into the eastern Mediterranean region.

B. They developed advanced hunting tools.

C. They began cultivating a variety of crops.

D. They began to settle permanently in one area.


3.According to the professor, in what ways did climate change affect Natufians? [Click on 2 answers.]

A. A period of climatic cooling led them to return to an earlier lifestyle.

B. A period of climatic warming enabled them to settle in centralized villages.

C. A period of climatic warming allowed them to plant crops other than barley.

D. Several cooling and warming periods forced them to develop new agricultural techniques.


4.Why does the professor discuss the floors of excavated structures?

A. To show the high level of technology attained by some prehistoric people

B. To suggest that the area called the Levant flooded regularly

C. To support the idea that the structures were used to hold grain

D. To explain a construction method that was common 15,000 years ago


5.What evidence suggests that Natufians were not sedentary 15,000 years ago? [Click on 2 answers.]

A. No tools for grinding grain have been found in Natufian settlements from that time.

B. Individual settlements from that time contain just one circular structure.

C. Circular structures from that time may have had multiple purposes.

D. Circular structures from that time contain remnants of grain.


6.Why does the professor say this:

A. To indicate that she is unsure about the origin of the materials.

B. To suggest the Natufians settled a large area.

C. To point out how technologically advanced the Natufians were.

D. To help students understand why the evidence of sedentism has been questioned.


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