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Work of Historians

What does a Historian do?

archaeology the study of the remains left by our ancestors
sources evidence, such as documents and pictures, used by historians to find out what happened in the past
history the study of events in the past and the story of human activity
prehistory the period before writing was used, for example the Stone Age was in prehistoric Ireland.
primary source evidence that come directly from the past, for example, diaries, interviews, government records, paintings or newspapers
secondary source evidence that comes from a later date which was written or created after the event, for example, a text book, movies, a biography, TV or radio documentary and the internet.
bias strong personal opinion about an event and tries to put this across as correct
exaggeration retelling of events with added detail or information left out usually found with songs, stories or poems.
propaganda to deliberately create a source which is bias to support the writers views or spread the ideas of a group.
AD Anno Domini, the year of the Lord
BC before the birth of Christ
decade 10 years
century 100 years
chronological order to put events in the order in which they occurred
Created by: PDST History