August 31 Assignment

An example of a historical source is an oral tradition. Before writing was invented information and events were passed from person to person.The problem with this would be that some parts of events were embellished or omitted to make it more interesting. Some things were also left out or changed simply because they were forgotten or misinterpreted. Therefore often times there would be multiple variations of the same event. That is why it is important that information is recorded and archived so that the truth isn’t lost. Multiple sources must be taken into account when determining the truth.

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