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Apologia Gen Sci 5

Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Module 5

Name, Term, or ConceptDescription/Definition
life science* a term that encompasses all scientific pursuits related to living organisms
archaeology* the study of past human life as revealed by preserved relics
artifacts* objects made by humans such as tools, weapons, containers, etc.
geology* the study of earth's history as revealed in the rocks that make up the earth
paleontology* the study of life's history as revealed in the preserved remains of once-living plants and animals
internal test for historical accuracy of a document Does the document contradict itself?
Aristotle's dictim* the benefit of the doubt is to be given to the document itself, not assigned by the critic to himself
external test for historical accuracy of a document Does the document contradict other known historical or archaeological facts?
bibliographic test for historical accuracy of a document Is the document the same as the original document?
known age* the age of an artifact as determined by a date printed on it or a reference to the artifact in a work of history
dendrochronology* the process of counting tree rings to determine the age of a tree
radiometric dating* using a radioactive process to determine the age of an item
absolute age* the calculated age of an artifact from a specific dating method that is used to determine when the artifact was made
the Principle of Superposition* When artifacts are found in rock or earth that is layered, the deeper layers hold the older artifacts.
Created by: ginnie on 2007-11-12

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