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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. Paleo-Indian culture appears by in West Virginia passing along the major river valleys and ridge-line gap watersheds. What was the time that it appears?

  • 10,500 BC
  • 5,000 BC
  • 1,000 BC

2. We begin to see many of the Mountain State's mound builders. The Grave Creek Mound in is the largest. Where is it located?

  • St. Mary�s
  • Camden
  • Moundsville

3. Nearly every county have rather large stones with Native American art pictured or Petroglyphs. Most are on Homocline out-crops and boulders over looking stream valleys or are engraved on creek bed boulder's sides and some top-side.

  • True or False?

4. This pottery (ca. A.D. 1615�A.D. 1630) has stylized face effigies on the castellation. These are found in western Maryland, south western Pennsylvania, eastern West Virginia and north western Virginia. What is the name of this style of ancient pottery?

  • White Tower
  • Vinette
  • Washington Boro

5. Lithics from the adjoining states are found in West Virginia. The study of stone tools is often called lithic analysis by archaeologists.

  • True or False?

6. In the 1960s-70s decade's archaeology publications, there have been doctorates of anthropology characterize Late Adena and again Fort Ancients as having taken refuge to their kindred south of the Ohio shores. Today, what is the theory called?

  • Old Theory
  • New Theory
  • Einstein Theory

7. At the base of Seneca Rocks, there were two different fort villages. This mountain stream culture has seemingly appeared and then vanish. What is this culture?

  • Myan Culture
  • Monogahela Culture
  • Spruce Culture

8. The US Army Corp Of Engineers Abstract states, "The most significant site encountered in the Kanawha Navigation Project is the Clover Site, the type site for the Clover Complex. This Protohistoric Village dating to AD 1600 was designated as a National Historic Landmark. Who protects the site?

  • New River Gorge National River
  • Tygart River Wildlife Management A
  • Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area

9. Fort Ancient Thirteen Mile Creek site was recorded in 1953. The Buffalo Fort Ancient site was one of the largest, latest (A.D. 1650 & 1680) and most continuous occupied location having well over 600 graves. It was still occupied during the historical influx and about the time Virginia explorers arrived. Who excavated the site?

  • Geological Survey
  • US Marine Corp
  • West Virginia State Police

10. Many Ancient American Indian sites show iron and brass trade axes, iron kettles, glass beads and trade pipes. Where did these tools come from?

  • Tribes from the Mississippi Region
  • European Settlers in the New World
  • Trade ships from the Mediterranean

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Check Your Answers

  1. 10,500 BC
  2. Moundsville
  3. True
  4. Washington Boro
  5. True
  6. Old Theory
  7. Monogahela Culture
  8. Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area
  9. Geological Survey
  10. European Settlers in the New World
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