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  1. 1. Prehistoric Times: Studying the past <ul><li>Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Agosta </li></ul>
  2. 2. 1. Clues <ul><li>Prehistory is the time before writing, ~5,000 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeologists study the way of life of early people by sifting through dirt to find artifacts or objects made by people like tools or jewelry. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>C. Anthropologists study culture , or people’s way of life. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Paleontologists study fossils – evidence of early life preserved in rocks. </li></ul>DON’T WRITE
  4. 4. 2. Sources of Info <ul><li>Primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary sources </li></ul>
  5. 6. - Examples <ul><li>ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS Diaries, speeches, manu-scripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, auto-biographies, official records  </li></ul><ul><li>CREATIVE WORKS : Poetry, drama, novels, music, art  </li></ul><ul><li>RELICS OR ARTIFACTS : Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. </li></ul><ul><li>These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Examples of Secondary Sources <ul><li>PUBLICATIONS : Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, journals, commentaries, textbooks, books, newspapers, and encyclopedias. </li></ul>