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USF - ANT 4012 - Study Guide - Midterm

School: University of South Florida
Department: Sociology
Course: Fantastic Archaeology
Term: Spring 2018
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Name: Fantastic Archaeology Exam 1
Description: Fantastic Archaeology Exam 1
Uploaded: 03/02/2018
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background image Amanda Mayer ANT 4012 Study Guide 1 Fantastic Archaeology Key Concepts:  Who Discovered America Some beliefs:  Ice Age hunters entered Alaska from Serbia around 14,000 years 
ago and followed an ice free corridor through Canada + dispersing 
into North America Clovis people/Clovis points Mormon beliefs Columbus and his voyages Aztec, Inca, Maya civilizations Biblical ideals Differing ideas of Native American origins: Lost merchants from Carthage Followers of King Hesparo Remnant population from “Atlantis” The Out of Asia hypothesis It has since been determined that Columbus indeed did not “discover” the  New World, since he had found people already living there when he 
arrived
Nowadays, modern Anthropologists can trace origins of people using 
morphology
Humans have differing features (skeletal structure, blood type, 
tooth shape, etc) due to geological position, not merely random 
assortment Kennewick Man  Nothing is really known about him, however many people claim to 
have familial ties with him
His bones have been radiocarbon dated to more than 9000 years 
ago
The intrigue from scientists comes from his unique skeletal 
structure in comparison to modern Native Americans; said to 
possibly be of Asian descent
background image Amanda Mayer ANT 4012 Believed to be around 45­50 when he died; 5 feet, 9 inches; 
physically strong 
He was pretty healthy, but his bones revealed a traumatic event 
some time in his younger years through evidence of a broken arm 
and some cracked ribs, as well as stabbed by a spear into the right 
side of his pelvis (But the injury had not killed him; the bone actually
grew around the spear point!) There has been great debate between scientists and Native  Americans about how to deal with the remains, since the NA tribes 
have not yet been able to prove their relations with him
Now housed in Burke Museum in Seattle DNA has also allowed modern scientists to better trace human origins:  “molecular archaeology” After the Indians but Before Columbus: As previously mentioned in the week 7 notes, there are many claims of  pre­columbian settlements  A few are: Spanish Estrada and Hernando de Soto  Chinese discovery of the new world Africans in ancient America Other Europeans: namely those of Norse descent None of these claims actually hold any real merit due to lack of actual 
evidence, except for Vikings and Norse descendants
Vikings This line of pre­Columbian settlement is the most convincing and hard to 
disprove, since there have been a number of archaeological sites that 
proved evidence of ancient viking civilizations First accounts of the possibility of this came from the Viking “Sagas” Greenlander’s Saga Eirik the Red’s Saga Three lands: 

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Course: Fantastic Archaeology
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