UCSC ANTH 176A - Anthropology 176A Midterm Exam (2 pages)

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Anthropology 176A Midterm Exam

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Anth 176a - North American Archaeology

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Anthropology 176A North American Archaeology Spring 2009 May 4 2009 Midterm Exam General Instructions This exam is worth 100 points You need to earn at least 73 points on this assignment for a passing C grade This is a take home exam You may and are expected to consult your lecture notes textbook and course reader to answer these questions No additional research is necessary The complete exam should not need to be more than about 6 8 double spaced type written pages Be clear and concise Choose questions that demonstrate your breadth of knowledge and mastery of the material presented Cite all your sources including lecture notes and include a complete bibliography at the end of your exam Answers Due Monday May 11 2009 in class Answer two 2 of the following short essay questions Each question is worth 50 points Choose ONE question from Section A and ONE question from Section B Refer to the arguments of specific archaeologists and use specific archaeological examples sites assemblages of artifacts etc to support your answers Be sure to demonstrate your engagement with material drawn from BOTH lectures and assigned readings Be sure to develop a clear argument in your answer BE SURE TO COPY THE TEXT OF THE QUESTION YOU ARE ANSWERING AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR ESSAY INCLUDE A BIBLIOGRAPHY Section A Peopling the Americas and the PaleoIndians 1 How have recent discoveries at early sites in Alaska and Siberia complicated our understanding of the first peopling of the Americas Refer to specific evidence from specific sites in your answer 2 Traditionally we have thought of the PaleoIndians as highly specialized and very efficient big game hunters Discuss archaeological evidence that either supports or contests this view Include data and examples from both the Eastern and Western parts of North America 3 Why were the Moundbuilder Controversy and the Folsom Find such defining moments in the history of North American archaeology 1 4 Traditional models for the peopling of the



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