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Archaeology Voc.

Term OR ConceptDefinition OR Explanation
archaeology study of the remains of past human life
anthropology study of the origin and development of humans
prehistory time before people began to keep written records
fossils preserved remains of plants or animals
artifacts products of human skill; things made by people that help you learn about their culture
excavate uncover by digging
ethnocentric belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group
primary source first hand evidence of something that happened; **examples include: diaries, letters, interviews, newspapers, artifacts, autobiographies
secondary source second-hand source that often cites primary sources; **examples include: textbooks, biographies, documentaries about historical events
Why do archaeologists set up grid patterns? 1) to identify where finds were located; 2) to better recreate what was once there; 3) preserve the site so it isn't disturbed all at once
Created by: Dr. Bohny