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Glossary of Apologia General Science Module 5

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A term that encompasses all scientific pursuits related to living organisms (111)
Life Sciences
The study of past human life as revealed by preserved relics (111)
Archaeology
Objects made by humans such as tools, weapons, containers, etc. (111)
Artifacts
The study of earth's history as revealed in the rocks that make up the earth(112)
Geology
The study of life's history as revealed in the preserved remains of once-living plants and animals (112)
Paleontology
The benefit of the doubt is to be given to the document itself, not assigned by the critic to himself (114)
Aristotle's Dictum
The age of an artifact as determined by a date printed on it or a reference to the artifact in a work of history (125)
Known Age
The process of counting tree rings to determine the age of the tree (125)
Dendrochronology
Using a radioactive process to determine the age of an item (128)
Radiometric Dating
The calculated age of an artifact from a specific dating method that is used to determine when the artifact was made (128)
Absolute Age
When artifacts are found in rock or earth that is layered, the deeper layers hold the older artifacts (129)
The Principle of Superposition

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