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Chapters 1-2

Definitions of Chapters 1-2

History This is the story of the past
Prehistory This refers to the time before writing was invented
A source Anything that provides evidence about the past
Written Sources These are written evidence, they tell us the most about the past
Oral Sources Interviews with people who lived long ago
Visual Sources These include photographs, drawings and paintings.
Artefacts are human-made objects These are human-made objects
Site The place where the archaeologist works
Excavate When an archaeologist digs in the ground looking for remains from the past
Bias When writers slant/change what they say to conceal the truth or to present themselves in a good light.
Prejudice When writers have made up their minds in advance and present only their point of view.
Propaganda where writers are trying to win the readers over to their point of view. They might try to make one side look good and someone else bad
Museum Where artefacts are stored.
Archive Where written sources are stored
Decade 10 years
Century 100 years
Millennium 1000 years
AD Years and centuries following the birth of Christ
BC Years before the birth of Christ
Primary Sources Comes directly from the time and the people the historian or archaeologist is studying
Secondary sources They are written after the event and are based on primary sources.
Created by: MsGorham