Ancient History: Egypt : Art and Culture

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Ancient History: Egypt

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Art And Culture

This question refers to archeological evidence of Neolithic Egypt. Due to the dry climate of Egypt, artifacts many thousands of years old have been found in surprisingly good condition. 

What was the most important artifact used for Sequence Dating of archaeological sites? Sequence Dating is defined as deducing the relative age of a culture through advances in a certain type of object.

Possible Answers:

Metalwork

Jewelry

Agricultural Implements

Pottery and Ceramics

Building Materials

Correct answer:

Pottery and Ceramics

Explanation:

WMF Petrie, a well known Egyptologist, developed Sequence Dating among his other systematic methods for archaeology. Sequence dating uses pottery and ceramics found in archaeological layers to date the relative age of a settlement as compared to others in the region. Throughout the Predynastic period, handles and decorations on pottery evolved to become more ornamental, and so it is possible do deduce the relative age of a culture based on how decorative its pottery was. 

Example Question #2 : Art And Culture

What types of crops emerged from the first cultivation of agriculture during the Neolithic Period?

Possible Answers:

Wheat, barley, and herbs

Cotton

Corn

Berries and fruits

Correct answer:

Wheat, barley, and herbs

Explanation:

The main results of the beginning of agriculture were the crops of wheat, barley, and herbs. This phenomenon of agriculture replaced the prior theme of hunting and gathering. This allowed the people to supplement their diets and spend more time of the development of culture and civilization rather than spending all their time hunting and gathering. 

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