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science 7 study def


(A) life science a term that encompasses all scientific pursuits related to living organisms
(B) archaeology the study of past human life as revealed by preserved relics
(C) artifact objects made by humans such as tools, weapons, containers, etc.
(D) geology the study of earths history as revealed in the rocks that make up the earth
(E) paleontology the study of life's history as revealed in the preserved remains of once-living plants and animals
(F) Aristotle's dictum the benefit of the doubt is to be given to the document itself, not assigned by the critic to himself
(G) known age the age of an artifact as determined by a date printed on it or a reference to the artifact in a work of history
(H) dendrochronology the process of counting tree rings to determine the age of a tree
(I) radiometric dating using a radioactive process to determine the age of an item
(J) absolute age the calculated age of an artifact when a specific dating method is used to determine when the artifact was made
(K) the principal of superposition when artifacts are found in rock or earth that is layered, the deeper the layers hold the older artifacts
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