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Related to Pre-historic: Prehistoric art, Prehistoric architecture, Prehistoric paintings
n. pl. pre·his·to·ries
1. History of humankind in the period before recorded history.
2. The circumstances or developments leading up to or surrounding an event or situation; background: "[He] then told me the curious prehistory of his obsessive interest in the seduction theory" (Janet Malcolm).
pre′his·tor′i·an (-hĭ-stôr′ē-ən, -stŏr′-) n.
n, pl -ries
1. (Archaeology) the prehistoric period
2. (Archaeology) the study of this period, relying entirely on archaeological evidence
pre•his•to•ry(priˈhɪs tə ri, -ˈhɪs tri)
n., pl. -ries.
1. human history in the period before recorded events, known mainly through archaeological discoveries, study, research, etc.
2. a history of the events or circumstances leading to something.
pre`his•to′ri•an (-hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-) n.
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|Noun||1.||prehistory - the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word|
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
Bronze Age - (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons
Iron Age - (archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons
Stone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
prehistory[ˈpriːˈhɪstərɪ] N → prehistoria f
n → Vorgeschichte f