Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

History Ch1&2

Finding out about the Past

artefact a man made object
carbon dating a method used by archaeologists to date objects
primary source a source made or written at the time the event took place
secondary source a second hand source, written or made by someone who was not a witness to the event
pre-history this is the period of history before written records were kept
rescue/salvage archaeology when archaeologists carry out an emergency dig on a site that is in danger of being destroyed
census a survey of population numbers in a country at a particular time
museum a place where artefacts from the past are kept
archive a place where documents from the past are stored
bias a one-sided account of an event or person
propaganda information or rumours created and spread to influence people’s views
prejudice judge something before we have all of the information
archaeology the study of things people have left behind them
stratigraphy the study of layers of soil
dendrochronology studying tree rings to learn about a particular period
crop marks grass or crops will grow differently if there is an ancient building, ditch or wall buried beneath the ground
trowel main tool used for excavation
conservation when historic objects are protected and preserved so that they do not decay
pollen analysis the studying of pollen remains to tell archaeologists what was growing during the time period.
geophysical survey a survey of what's underneath the ground, like an x-ray of the ground
test trench a sample hole dug to judge whether it is worth excavating the whole site
Created by: cbstullamore