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The study of human beings: the social science that examines and compares physical characteristics, languages, and total cultures.
The branch of anthropology that searches for material remains of past human life, and tries to reconstruct the culture of ancient peoples from these remains.
A place where public records or historical documents are kept. The term can also refer to the records themselves.
Any material object belonging to a culture.
The quality of being genuine.
Preconceived ideas that people bring to their thinking.
The art and science of drawing maps.
The combination of factors, both obvious and underlying, that lead to a result or outcome.
The telling of a basic story of the past, without any interpretation.
The arrangement of events in the order of the time in which they occurred.
Condition of human society marked by an advanced stage of development in the arts and sciences, and by corresponding social, political and cultural complexity.
Evidence confirming the truth of something.
The quality of inspiring belief in one's theories and knowledge.
The sum total ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to the next--behavior that is usually "learned".
Facts, pieces of information
The study of populations, their composition and movements.
The social science that studies the system by which a society produces, distributes, and consumes goods and services.
A general statement or theory that is based on a limited number of cases but applied to a broad range of cases.
Historical Method of Inquiry
The collecting and testing of evidence and the determining of its authenticity and credibility.
The study of the writing of history: in other words, the history of history.
The social science that studies, analyzes, and above all interprets the past while judging the significance of past events and trends to humankind.
An "educated guess": a theory or explanation that must be tested by gathering and analyzing more facts.
The underlying theory or philosophy behind how things work.
To present without bias or prejudice, not favoring one side of an issue.
The branch of metaphysics that deals with being.
The branch of geology that studies fossils to learn about prehistoric plant and animal life.
The art or profession of teaching.
The social science that studies governments and political activities.
A firsthand account of an event or era left behind by the participants or immediate observers of that time.
The social science that studies the mind and how thoughts, behavior and experience affect human behavior.
A description of an event or period written after it happened by someone who was neither an eyewitness, nor a participant.
The social science that studies the development, organization, and problems of groups of people in society.
The sum of human conditions and activities regarded as a whole functioning interdependently-the customs and organization of an ordered community.
A fixed idea, often with little or no base in reality, concerning a particular type of person or group.
To present with the realization that bias may enter into one's judgement.
The central theme, theory or view that a scholar tries to demonstrate and defend.
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