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Core Concepts

1.1-1.3 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
historian people who study events in the past
timeline a line marked off with a series of events and dates
chronology a list of events in the order in which they occurred
period length of time singled out because of a specific event- also known as an era or epoch
prehistory the time before humans invented writing
history the record of past events and times
primary source information that comes directly from a person or item
artifact an object made by a human being, such as a tool or a weapon
secondary source information about an event that does not come from a person who experienced that event
bias unfair preference for or dislike of something
archaeology the scientific study of ancient cultures through the examination of artifacts and other evidence
oral tradition information passed down in spoken stories or songs
anthropology the study of humankind in all aspects, especially development and culture
Created by: saraheo