Thursday, October 13, 2016

Archaeology Unit Vocabulary

This month we will be starting our Cluster 3 archaeological dig!

Archaeologists at work: Rome 2013
Here are the vocab words and definitions. You should have these on either the Quizlet app or on index cards.

Archaeology Vocabulary
Get ready to dig…Like in the DIRT!!

ARCHAEOLOGY
Archaeology is the study of past civilizations by examining artifacts and other remains.

ARTIFACT
An artifact is an object that was made by humans and was used in the past.

EXCAVATION
An excavation is the careful digging out of a site.

STRATUM
A stratum is a layer of dirt.

IN SITU
“In situ” is a Latin phrase that means “in the place it was found.”

STRATIGRAPHY
Stratigraphy means removing one layer of dirt at a time.

HISTORY
History is the study of past events.

PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a document written during the same time period as it describes.

SECONDARY SOURCE
A secondary source is a document written at a later date.

ORAL TRADITION
Oral tradition is when history is passed down from older people to younger people by storytelling.

PREHISTORIC
Prehistoric means a time before writing was invented.

FOSSIL
A fossil is the imprint of a plant or animal from long ago.

PALEOANTHROPOLOGY
Paleoanthropology is the study of prehistoric human beings.

CULTURAL DIFFUSION
Cultural diffusion is the spreading of ideas from one culture to another.

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Chronological order means organized from earliest to latest.

How does this image demonstrate the idea of cultural diffusion?


1 comment:

  1. Bones, Artifacts, Remains, Ruins, Fossils. BARRF

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