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Archaeology

Junior Cert History

TermDefinition
History Finding out about the past
Historian Someone who studies history
Source Where a historian finds their information
Primary Source A source from the time
Secondary Source A source from after the time
Bias To favour something
Propaganda To convince people of your ideas
Chronology In date order
Objective To look at both sides of a story
Museum A place where artifacts are kept
Archive A museum for written documents
Census A count of the population
Archaeology Digging up the past
Pre-History Before history was written down
Artefacts Man-made objects
Stratigraphy The layers in the soil
Crop marks Marks on the soil seen in aerial photos
Grid of squares A plan of the site
Excavation A dig
Tools Sieve, Shovel,Brush, Trowel, Camera, Plastic bag, Labels
Carbon-14 Measured to see how old a bone or plant is
Dendrochronology Tree-ring dating
B.C. Before Christ
Created by: Dayna Amrein
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