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1. The budget for long-term management and care of an archeological collection depends on:

a) Amount and types of materials expected to be recovered.
b) Repository fee structure.
c) Incentives needed to get the collection into a good repository.
d) All of the above.
e) a & b.

2. A curation agreement:

a) Is signed by the principal investigator after fieldwork is completed.
b) Details what the principal investigator will recover and document in the field.
c) Details relevant costs and responsibilities of the principal investigator and the repository.
d) Considers how the collections will be exhibited.

3. The research design for an archeological project should include which element(s)?

a) A collecting strategy.
b) Identification of a repository.
c) A budget that includes funds for collections management and care.
d) Destructive analysis results.
e) a, b, & c.
f) a & d.

4. A modification provision in your collecting strategy is important for projects on federal land because:

a) It's good to be able to change your mind.
b) Archeologists often modify their project goals.
c) ARPA allows for the deaccessioning and discarding of "inadvertent discoveries".
d) a & c.

5. T/F: A collecting strategy helps support the value(s) of the collected material remains.

a) True.
b) False.

6. T/F: An archeological project budget should include only funds for laboratory analysis and preparation.

a) True.
b) False.

7. All repositories across the U.S. set their curation fees by the following storage unit size:

a) One cubic kilogram.
b) One cubic foot.
c) None of the above.
d) Many different criteria.
e) One linear foot.

8. A collecting strategy should contain provisions for:

a) NAGPRA-related objects.
b) The collection of shoes and boots.
c) Analysis of the residual affects of long-term paradigms.
d) None of the above.

9. A curation fee that covers the cost of caring for a collection "in perpetuity" means that:

a) The fee will be periodically reassessed.
b) The care of the collection will be put in perpetual motion.
c) The collection will be cared for during its life time.
d) Many actions will be taken on the objects.

10. The selected method to sample some classes of objects recovered during fieldwork requires careful consideration and documentation to:

a) Deal with the constraints on storage of highly redundant objects.
b) Challenge the statistical capabilities of archeologists.
c) Handle the professional ethics regarding the appropriate recovery and long-term care of collections.
d) a & b.
e) a & c.

 

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