How We Can Know The Past

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How We Can Know The Past by Mind Map: How We Can Know The Past

1. Primary Sources

1.1. Archaeological

1.1.1. Graves

1.1.2. Architecture

1.1.3. Paintings

1.1.4. Small Fragments

1.1.4.1. Textiles

1.1.4.2. Pottery

1.1.5. Scientific findings

1.1.5.1. Microscopic Items

1.1.5.2. Chemicals

1.1.5.3. Geological record

1.1.5.4. Mathematical calculations

1.2. Definition

1.2.1. items created at or near the time being studied

1.3. Written

1.3.1. Most are copies

1.3.1.1. copied by

1.3.1.1.1. monks

1.3.1.1.2. scholars

1.3.2. Examples

1.3.2.1. Books

1.3.2.2. Letters

1.3.2.3. Diaries

1.3.2.4. Speeches

1.3.2.5. Poems

1.3.2.6. Stories

1.3.2.7. Government documents

1.3.2.8. Inscriptions

1.3.2.8.1. Definition

1.3.2.8.2. Written on

2. Secondary Sources

2.1. Examples

2.1.1. Textbooks

2.1.2. Essays

2.1.3. Videos

2.1.4. Sound clips

2.1.5. Encyclopedias

2.1.6. Websites

2.1.7. Biographies

2.2. Definition

2.2.1. Later sources based on primary sources