a term that encompasses all scientific pursuits related to living organisms
the study of past human life as revealed by preserved relics
objects made by humans such as tools, weapons, containers, etc.
the study of earth's history as revealed in the rocks that make up the earth
the study of life's history as revealed in the preserved remains of oonce-living plants and animals
the benefit of the doubt is to be given to the document, not assigned by the critic himself
the age of an artifact as determined by a date printed on it or a reference to the artifact in a work of history
process of counting tree rings to determine the age of a tree
using a radioactive process to determine the age of an item
the calculated age of an artifact from a specific dating method that is used to determine when the artifact was made
the principle of superposition
when artifacts are found in rock or earth that is layered, the deeper layers hold the older artifacts.