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Finding out about the past

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Artefact   a man-made object  
Carbon dating   a method used by archaeologists to find out about the past  
Primary source   a source made or written at the time the event took place  
Secondary source   a second hand source, written or made by someone who was not a witness to the event  
Pre-history   this is the period in history before written records were kept  
Rescue/salvage archaeology   when archaeologists carry out an emergency dig on a site that is in danger of being destroyed  
Census   a survey of population numbers in a country at a particular time  
Museum   a place where artefacts from the past are kept  
Archive   a place where documents from the past are stored  


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