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History A written record of what happened in the past.
Prehistory Time before written history
Oral Tradition Legends, myths, and beliefs that a culture passes from generation to generation by word of mouth.
Historian An expert who studies and records the past.
Archaeologist An expert who studies the past by examining objects that people have left behind.
Geographer An expert who studies and creates maps of Earth's natural and human-made features.
Primary Source Information about people or events from the time the people lived or the events took place.
Secondary Source Information about people or events recorded long after the people lived or the events took place.
Excavation Digging in an area of ground to uncover remains from the past.
Artifact An object made or used by people in the past.
Fossil Remains or imprint of a plant or animal from a past age.
Anthropologist A scientist who studies human development.
Hominin An early ancestor of humans.
Migrate To move from one geographic place to another.
Ritual Relating to a ceremony, such as a religious ceremony.
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