These questions should all be answered from the lecture notes or videos of the lectures (sessions 1 through 12). In your answers you do not need to give citations for facts taken from the notes or videos. If those are your only sources (which is what I expect) you don’t need to footnote at all. Also note that the answers must be your own work and in your own words.
Question 1: Choose one of the following questions and write an answer for it in essay form. Length 500 to 1000 words. In your answer indicate which question you are answering.
a) What features of the Great Pyramid are noteworthy? Why are they noteworthy?
b) Describe the various ways a load of amphoras could be transported by land in antiquity.
c) What was the chemical basis of refining metals in antiquity?
d) What was the relationship between cloth-making technology and the styles of clothing worn in antiquity? Give specific examples.
e) What problems do we have investigating the use of technology during the Stone Age?
f) How was food preserved in antiquity?
Question 2: Choose one of the following questions and write an answer for it in essay form. Length 250 to 500 words. In your answer indicate which question you are answering.
a) How was glass shaped by artisans in antiquity?
b) Describe the types of olive-crushers and fruit-presses that were used in antiquity.
c) Describe the structure of a Roman road. How did highways differ from streets in the city?
d) Describe the ways in which pottery could be coloured (i.e. surface treatments) in antiquity.
e) Illustrate the term “chalcolithic” by reference to ancient Egyptian culture.
f) Describe the main types of kiln used in antiquity for making pottery