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2017 1 History

essential vocab term 1

TermDefinition
historian someone trained to investigate and write about the past
era a long and distinct period of history; a system of chronology dating from a particular event
artefact object made by humans
chronology the order in which events happened, from the earliest to the most recent
BC indicates the time before Christ’s birth in the system of counting years used throughout the world, originating in Christian countries; stands for ‘before Christ’
BCE stands for ‘before the common era’; has the same meaning as BC, but uses neutral rather than religious terms
AD indicates the time since Christ’s birth in the system of counting years used throughout the world, originating in Christian countries; stands for the Latin Anno Domini, meaning ‘in the year of our Lord’
CE stands for ‘common era’; has the same meaning as AD, but uses neutral rather than religious terms
archaeologist someone who investigates the past by digging up objects left by earlier societies and civilisations
prehistoric relating to or denoting the period before written records
heritage all things that we value from the past, including events, traditions, influences, places and experiences
past gone by in time and no longer existing
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