This PSEB 6th Class Social Science Notes Chapter 8 Study of Ancient History – Sources will help you in revision during exams.
PSEB 6th Class Social Science Notes Chapter 8 Study of Ancient History – Sources
→ Origin of the word ‘History’: The word ‘History’ has been originated from the Greek word ‘Historia’.
→ Father of History: Herodotus is considered the Father of History.
→ Division of the long period of man’s life: The long period of man’s life is divided into two periods, namely, Pre-history and History.
→ Meaning of the sources of History: Sources of history are the facts that help us to reconstruct the story of mankind.
→ Dharmasastras: Dharmasastras are books written about the rules and regulations of ancient times.
→ Archaeologist: An archaeologist is a person who studies old buildings, pottery, things of daily use, coins, and inscriptions of ancient times.
→ Numismatics: Numismatics is the study of coins.
→ Epigraphy: The study of inscriptions is known as Epigraphy.
→ Use of copper-plates in ancient times: Copper-plates were used to record the sale, purchase, or donation of land in ancient times.