Prehistoric

The period before the first written history of a people. The time span for this period varies by location and scholarly discipline.

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Prehistoric
prehistorisch Dutch
prehistórico Spanish
prehistoria Spanish
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Refers to the period antecedent to the first contemporary written accounts of a people. The time span for this period varies according to specific local habitation patterns and in different scholarly disciplines.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300019257. The J. Paul Getty Trust.