prehistoric culture

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Noun1.prehistoric culture - the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written wordprehistoric culture - 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
glacial epoch, glacial period, ice age - any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface; "the most recent ice age was during the Pleistocene"
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Dr Kathleen Henderson, Principal Investigator at Desert Archaeology told Airports International that PHX was built in an area of the Salt River Valley in Arizona, once covered with extensive canal irrigation systems, irrigated agricultural fields and seasonal farming settlements affiliated with the prehistoric culture known as the Hohokam.
These ideas show that our prehistoric culture were already influenced by our interactions with our neighboring countries.
(Recent radio carbon-dating sets some of the works to 36,000 years ago.) 20,000 years ago a massive rockslide covered the entrance to the cave sealing and protecting the interior, which is "about 1,300 feet long." A "pristine" and "perfect time capsule" of prehistoric culture, the cave is "one of the greatest discoveries in human culture." So upon its discovery, authorities immediately resealed the entrance with a "steel door like a bank vault." Only a handful of scientists may enter and only under the strictest conditions.
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Nine papers selected for publication from presentations at the 2007 annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, in Zadar, Croatia explore prehistoric culture west of the Black Sea as an element in a circum-pontic culture and in European culture more broadly.
The imposition of a Rooney Rule in English football would require a more transparent recruitment process and that is anathema to our prehistoric culture.
As the first comprehensive history of New Mexico in 30 years, the authors describe the prehistoric culture of the ancient inhabitants, the Spanish explorers, admission to the Union in 1912, and modernization wrought by the needs of the atomic era, which also brought world-wide recognition to New Mexico.
The finds have provided vital information for the research of the prehistoric culture of the region, he said.
Kuper is thrilled at the find: "Now we have increasing evidence how rich the prehistoric culture in the Eastern Sahara was."
During private excavation campaigns, Max von Oppenheim, who spoke Arabic like a native, uncovered evidence of a previously unheard-of prehistoric culture in Tell Halaf in Syria.
Although the elements are abstract and each rewards individual examination, their impact derives from the collective presentation and their oddly humanoid presence, as if they were chess pieces, a battalion of tin soldiers, or the incomprehensible remnants of some forgotten prehistoric culture. At first, the tiny figures and the intimacy they invite seem to stand in contrast with the heroic scale of the two wall pieces.