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unit 1 social studies vocabulary

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
anthropoolgist 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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