Presentation on theme: "Chapter 1 Uncovering the Past"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 1 Uncovering the Past Historians and archaeologistsstudy the people andplaces of the past
2 History is the study of the past. What is History ?History is the study of the past.Historians are interested in how people lived their daily lives. How and where did they work, fight, trade, farm, and worship? What did they do in their free time? What games did they play?StepPyramid
3 What is Culture?Culture is the knowledge, beliefs, customs, and values of a group of people.Walled cityInMesopotamia
4 What is Archaeology?Pieces were puttogether by anarchaeologistArchaeology is the study of the past on what people left behind.They explore places where people once lived, worked, and fought.Ancient Bat God
5 What Are Fossils?A fossil is a part or imprint of something that was once alive.Bones and footprints are examples of fossils.
6 What are Artifacts? Artifacts are objects created and used by humans. What wouldthe artifacts bein thisthis picture?
7 What is a Primary Source? A primary source is an account of an event created by someone who took part in or witnessed the event.Donald Johanson’s discovery of“Lucy” would be considered aprimary source because he wasactually there when ithappened.
8 What is a Secondary Source It is information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness the event.This is a picture of one ofCaesar’s battles. You werenot actually thereso it would be asecondary source.
9 Summary Look in your book on page 11…Summary and preview. Put the summary portion into your own words.