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â?¢How are scholars able to find out how early people with no written records lived?
â?¢What was prehistoric society like around the Amazon?
â?¢What ensured European domination in the New World?
â?¢How do you think an entire prehistoric group of people could simply disappear, such as the people around the Marajo of the Amazon?

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How are scholars able to study Unrecorded Past

In history, our sources mostly are textual - what is written. They could be records that are official, they could be diaries, they could be letters, and they could be inconsequential musings of an individual or a people from a distant past. When we say written, it means something that has been noted down in whatever language or alphabet said people are using. Linguists study them to make sense of them and share their meaning to us like they studied the Rosetta Stone to learn Egyptian and Phoenician hieroglyphs. But, in cases where there are no written records, we rely on oral history - stories and memories remembered by people and related to the historian by speech as well as archaeological evidence. When ethnographers and historians study the culture way of life of certain tribes in the Amazonia who have no recorded history, they use oral history. But, with oral history, memory is not always an accurate record of past especially if these are stories and memories handed down from one generation to the next in the ...

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