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Chapter 1

World Geography Terms Chapter 1

Archaeology The study of objects to learn about the past
Paleontology The study of fossils
Anthropology The study of human culture
Fossil Plant or human remains preserved over time
Artifact Object made by people
Species Class of individuals with similar physical characteristics
evidence Proof that something is true
Primary source Firsthand evidence of an event in history
Secondary source Document written after an event
Point of view Personal attitude about people or life
Bias Unreasoned, emotional judgment about people and events
Scholarly Concerned with academic learning or research
Conclusion A decision reached after examining the evidence
Credentials Something that gives confidence that a person is qualified for a task
plagiarize To present someone's work as your own without giving credit