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General Science Mod5

study help for Elisa

What is the study of past human life as revealed by preserved relics? Archaeology
What are objects, such as tools, weapons, and containers made by people? Artifacts
What is the study of earth's history as revealed int he rocks that make up the earth? Geology
What is the study of life's history as revealed in the preserved remains of once-living organisms? Paleontology
What does "geo" mean? earth
What does "ology" mean? the study of
What term asks the question "does it contradict itself?" Internal consistency
What is the term meaning "the benefit of doubt is to be given to the document itself, not assigned by the critic to himself"? Aristotle's dictum
What test asks the question "does the document contradict other known historical facts"? External test
What test compares the documents to other known archaeological facts? External test
The older the document, the more important WHAT facts become? Archaeological
Who was the non-Christian Jew of Biblical times whose writings support the Bible? Flavius Josephus
Which test measures the time span between the original document and a copy? Bibliographic Test
In a bibliographic test, does a shorter time span mean it is more reliable or less reliable? more reliable
What test measures the number of copies made by different people? Bibliographic test
In a bibliographic test, do more copies mean it is more reliable or less reliable? more reliable
Term meaning the age of an artifact as determined by a date printed on it or a reference to the artifact in a work of history known age
Term meaning the process of counting tree rings to determine the age of a tree dendrochronology
term meaning the use of a radioactive process to determine the age of an item (carbon 14 dating) radiometric dating
Term meaning the calculated age of an artifact from a specific dating method that is used to determine when the artifact was made. absolute age
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