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Intro to History

Vocabulary words

TermDefinition
Latitude Imaginary line that circles the Earth at a particular latitude and that is parallel to the equator.
Longitude Imaginary lines that circle the Earth that run pass through the North and South Poles.
Equator An imaginary circle around the middle of the Earth that is the same distance from the North Pole and the South Pole.
Prime Meridian Imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England.
Ocean One of the five large areas of salt water that cover much of the Earth's surface.
Scale A line on a map or chart that shows a specific unit of measure (such as an inch) used to represent a larger unit (such as a mile).
Key/Legend A list of words or phrases that explain the meaning of symbols or abbreviations.
Continent One of the great divisions of land of the earth.
Political Map Map that shows border of areas like countries, states, cities; can change.
Physical Map Map that shows natural features like mountains, rivers, lakes and oceans; landscape.
Archaeologist Scientist who studies people and cultures by analyzing artifacts
Artifacts Objects that are left behind by a group of people.
Excavation Site A place where archaeologists dig.
Carbon Dating A method used to determine the age of an artifact.
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