Exploring the Past True or False

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Exploring the Past True or False
Directions: Read each sentence. Write T if the statement is true or F if
it is false. If the statement is false turn it into a true statement.
______ 1) Prehistoric humans wrote books to keep a record of what happened in their everyday
lives.
______ 2) Archaeologists study the beginnings and the behavior of people.
______ 3) Dates are an important part of learning about history.
______ 4) Artifacts are things that earlier people made and left behind.
______ 5) Anthropologists study artifacts to learn how people lived.
______ 6) Calendars are based on historic events.
______ 7) Everyone in the world uses the same calendar to keep track of time.
______ 8) Scientists use radiocarbon dating to determine how old an artifact is.
______ 9) If archaeologists find an artifact near ancient bones, they would consider the artifact
to be around the same age as the bones.
______ 10) For some periods of history, historians have few artifacts.
______ 11) Artifacts include tools, weapons, pottery, and jewelry.
______ 12) Anthropologists learn about people’s diets by studying the garbage they throw away.
______ 13) Dates help us measure time and tell us when things happened.
______ 14) Archaeologists can always determine the exact age of an artifact.
______ 15) For historians, the past is like a jigsaw puzzle.
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