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1. T/F: Planning for field conservation involves anticipating the kinds of artifacts that will be found, types of conservation treatments needed, and the volume and kinds of archival materials required.

a) True.
b) False.

2. Lab preparation of a collection of material remains and associated records includes:

a) Cataloging, labeling, and packing.
b) Washing with soap.
c) Labeling, packing, and dropping.
d) Sweeping the floors.
e) b, c & d.

3. The volume of non-cultural materials in an archeological collection can be reduced by:

a) Throwing it all away.
b) Processing those materials prior to preparation for long term storage.
c) Using strict, well-documented collecting and sampling strategies.
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.
f) b & c.

4. T/F: Field and lab sampling procedures do not have to be documented.

a) True.
b) False.

5. T/F: Lithics, metal objects, and some ceramics can all be cleaned with water.

a) True.
b) False.

6. Poor preservation usually exists in alkaline soils for:

a) Bone.
b) Shell.
c) Wood.
d) Lithics.

7. Conservation of objects in the field and lab can involve:

a) Bandaging.
b) Dissolving.
c) Consolidation.
d) Backing.
e) Reconstruction.
f) Joining.
g) All of the above.
h) a, c, d, e, & f.

8. T/F: A specialist is not needed when determining the statistical sample size of an artifact class in the field and lab.

a) True.
b) False.

9. Sampling decisions should be based on:

a) How artifact classes are distributed over the site.
b) The range of variation within an artifact class.
c) The relative quantities of objects in each class.
d) All of the above.
e) b & c.

10. T/F: The statistical sample size determined for several object types recovered during a project must be the same.

a) True.
b) False.


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