Fact: A statement proven true by definite supporting evidence. The definite supporting evidence may be subjective, however basis for forming anything must start with qualitative data.
Pine trees have bark 2. Blue birds are blue 3. I like to sleep
Artifact: A piece of history with a definite origin. Typically thought of as important.
An egyptian statue 2. A flag from the revolutionary war 3. an original copy of a shakespeare screenplay
Counter-fact: recorded events or artifacts that disprove the supporting data for a fact. it is important to note that facts and artifacts must be proven true and are otherwise not considered facts or artifacts.
1. the existence of alleged european artifacts found in america prior to international transportation 2. A previously thought of as modern word found in ancient literature 3. Someone says they were at their home on Wednesday but the neighbors never saw the lights on.