Chapter 10: The Upper Paleolithic World
True or False

Answer the following true-or-false questions. Choose the correct answer for each question.


Many archaeologists think that the human population increased considerably by the Upper Paleolithic.


The Upper Paleolithic tool kit is characterized by the preponderance of microliths.


The environment of the Upper Paleolithic is described as an interglacial period.


During the Upper Paleolithic in North America giant ground sloths stood some eight or ten feet tall and weighed several thousand pounds.


Many of the Upper Paleolithic cultures relied on hunting.


Pressure flaking is usually used in the final stages of retouching a tool.


Some archaeologists think that blade technology was adopted because it made for easy repair of tools.


The problem with indirect analogy is that we cannot be sure that the original use of a tool was the same as the present.


The tools made by Upper Paleolithic people suggest that they were much more effective hunters and fishers than their predecessors.


Paintings on slabs of stone excavated in southern Africa appear to have been painted as much as 28,000 years ago, which suggests that painting in Africa is as old as painting in Australia.


The subjects of cave art paintings are mostly animals.


Cave art seems to have reached a peak in the middle of the Upper Paleolithic period, when the herds of game were decreasing.


Europe was the only region where Upper Paleolithic peoples thrived.


On the basis of similarities in biological traits such as tooth forms and blood types, and on possible linguistic relationships, anthropologists agree that Native Americans originally came from Melanesia.


It appears that the earliest inhabitants of the New World-in Chile, Brazil, North America-varied in culture.

Note: answer choices in this exercise are randomized.

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