Prehistoric West Virginia
Choose an answer from the three choices and True-False
offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
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
- 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
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.
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
- 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.
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
- Tribes from the Mississippi Region
- European Settlers in the New World
- Trade ships from the Mediterranean
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