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Understanding Past

TermDefinition
history the study of the past
culture the knowledge, beliefs, customs and values of a group of people
archaeology the study of the past, based on what people left behind
fossil a part or imprint of something that was once alive
artifacts objects created and used by humans
historians people who study history
primary source an account of an event created by someone who took part in or witnessed the event
secondary source information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event
archaeologists to learn about the past, they examine artifacts and the places where the artifacts were found
actions and beliefs history helps us to understand these about people
diary an example of primary source
geography the study of the earth's physical and cultural features
climate the weather condition in a certain area over a long period of time
environment made up of all living and nonliving things
region an area with common features that sets it apart from other areas
resources natural materials that people need and want
physical feature study of the earth's land and features
human feature study of people, their culture, and the way they live
circa around, about the time of study
BC or BCE Before Christ (BC) / Before Common Era (BCE)
AD or CE Anno domini (AD) / Common Era (CE)
values ideas that people live by
political map a map that shows boundaries, state capitals and cities.
Created by: TMoar