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Module 5

Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd ed Module 5

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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 people 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 Test to see whether or not the document is internally consistent, or doesn't 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 Test to see whether or not the document contradicts other known historical facts
Bibliographic test for historical accuracy of a document A historical test that attempts to determine whether or not the version of the document that exists is a faithful representation of the original
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.
True or False? The only ages that are certain in archaeology are the KNOWN ages. True
True or False? Ages determined by dendrochronology are upper limits for the age of an artifact True
Strata The distinct layers found in soil and/or rock
Created by: leecwill on 2008-10-28



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