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Core Concepts

Historians People who study events in the past
Timeline A line marked off with a series of events and dates
Chronology List of events in the order in which they occur
Prehistory Time before humans invented writing
How is time organized? BC and AD
What does BC stand for? Before Christ
What does AD stand for? Anno Domini
What does BCE stand for? Before Current Era
What does CE stand for? Current Era
Primary source Information that comes directly from a person who experienced an event
Secondary Source Information about an event that does not come from a person experienced. (Who experienced an event)
Primary sources Interviews, speeches, letters, documents, manuscripts, diaries, Artifacts (objects)
Secondary sources Textbooks, essays and reviews, Articles about an event, Encyclopedia, most journal articles
Why do we need to evaluate historical sources? They are not always accurate
Bias Unfair preference for or dislike of something
Bias often leave out what? Facts that do not support the authors view
Archaeology Scientific study of ancient cultures through the examination of artifacts and other evidence
Arthopology Study of humankind in all aspects, especially development and culture
Oral Tradition History passed down by word of mouth
Absolute Location Describes a places exact position on Earth in terms of latitude and longitude
Relative location Location of a place relative to another place
Created by: Lacosta



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