MEANING OF HISTORY
Two periods of history
Branches of history
Meaning of government
Types of governments
Characteristics of government
Importance of studying history
Importance of studying government
Sources of information on history and government
1. Unwritten sources
Refers to historical information which is not recorded in writing
a. Oral traditions
Refers to the process of passing information by a word of mouth from one generation to the next
Forms of oral traditions:
This is the scientific study of languages.
It is the study of human beings, their origin development, customs, beliefs, and social relationships.
Concerns itself with present day social organizations in relation to customs, cultural values, institutions, forms of government, and systems of marriage, inheritance descent and religious practices.
It gives deeper understanding of a particular of a peopled culture.
Is the study of material remains from the past human life and culture
Methods used to locate an archaeological site
It is a measure of the amount of carbon remaining in a fossil or artifact.
It is a measure of potassium remaining in a fossil or artifact due to volcanic eruption.
It studies the layers of successive deposits of rocks
Fission track dating
Studies the age of artifact from the amount of uranium remaining in the track of rock
The age of objects is determined through association of events with names
Advantages of archaeology
e. Written sources
Writing means making letters or any other symbols on a surface for the purpose of the communication.
This is the scientific study of the ways in which characteristics are passed from parents to their offspring.
Refers to the scientific study of passing on of characteristics from parent to offspring
2. Printed sources
3. Electronic sources
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