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The History of Life . By: Rebekah Townley and Maggie McCann. Archeology and History. Archeology is the study of past human life as revealed by preserved relics Any document that claims to be a work of history has to be put through three tests. The I nternal Test .

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The history of life

The History of Life

By: Rebekah Townley and Maggie McCann


Archeology and history

Archeology and History

  • Archeology is the study of past human life as revealed by preserved relics

  • Any document that claims to be a work of history has to be put through three tests.


The i nternal test

The Internal Test

  • The internal test to see if the document is consistent throughout.

  • Aristotle's dictum says to give the document the benefit of the doubt.


External test

External test

  • Tests to see if the document is consistent with other reliable historical documents

  • Bible passes this test better than any other historical document of its time.


Bibliographic test

Bibliographic test

  • Tests to see if the document has a relatively short amount of time from copy to the original and a lot of copies made in that time.

  • The bible passes this test better than any other historical document of its time


Archeology in the absence of historical documents

Archeology in the absence of historical documents

  • When a absence of historical documents happens dating of the artifacts can still be done by dendrochronology and radiometric dating

  • If an object has a date or is mentioned in a reliable source of history It has a known age.

  • Dendrochronology is more reliable than radiometric dating but it has to have a master tree ring pattern. To be accurate.


Relative dating and the principle of superposition

Relative dating and the principle of superposition

  • Relative dating is not as reliable as other sources of dating but can still give an absolute age.

  • The principle of superposition is when artifacts are found in rock or earth that is layered, the deeper layers hold older artifacts.

  • The principle of superposition underlying assumption is that the layers were formed one at a time


Thanks for the good grade mrs cornforth

Thanks for the good grade Mrs. Cornforth!

 This ends our presentation 


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