11 terms

Unit 1 - Investigating the Past

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archaeologist
an expert who studies the past by examining objects that people have left behind
geographer
an expert who studies and creates maps of Earth's natural and human-made features
historian
an expert who studies and records the past
artifacts
objects created by and used by humans
culture
the knowledge, beliefs, customs and values of a group of people
excavate
to dig out and remove
fossil
a part or imprint of something that was once alive
nomadic
moves frequently; a nomad lives by traveling from place to place
prehistory
before written history
primary source
an account of an event created by someone who took part in or witnessed the event
secondary source
Information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event
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