15 terms

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Anno Domini "in the year of our Lord"...
CE
common era...
BC
before Christ (count backwards-negatives)...
BCE
before common era...
Prime Meridian
main meridian" which is 0 degrees longitude. Runs through Europe...
Equator
0 degrees latitude (known as parallels)...
latitude
(parallels) lines run east to west measure north and south (climate)...
longitude
(meridians) run from pole to pole (N/S) but measure east and west (known as time zones)...
era
a long period of time or history usually marked by significant events...
decade
ten years...
century
one hundred years...
prehistory
an era of time before recorded history...
timeline
a chart, line, or graphic that chronologically orders time and its events...
primary source
evidence document from the actual time...
secondary sources
records of events by people who were not there. they use primary sources for info...