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prehistory,

period of human evolution before writing was invented and records kept. The term was coined by Daniel Wilson in 1851. It is followed by protohistory, the period for which we have some records but must still rely largely on archaeological evidence to provide a coherent account. The study of prehistory is concerned with the activities of a society or culture, not of the individual, and is limited to the material evidence that has survived.
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There were also some luxury vehicles from days gone by, including one from prehistoric times - the Flinstones car which was a big favourite.
Warning to millennials: involves travel, putting down your phone, and meeting other human beings face to face, IRL, like they did back in prehistoric times.
The officials of Kuch Khas said that dance has been a part of our culture and the culture of the Indus region since prehistoric times. The statue of Dancing Girl discovered from Mohenjodaro is a testament to how, even 5000 years ago, our society was enamored by the art of dance .
They reasoned that this evolution was necessary in prehistoric times as people needed good eyesight in low light to protect themselves from nocturnal predators.
The Louvre is the world's largest art museum and home to nearly 35,000 objects from prehistoric times to the 21st Century.
Ahmed bin Salim al Hajri, director general of Heritage and Culture in Dhofar, said the archaeological surveys aimed at studying human settlement on the sultanate's coasts during the prehistoric times. It is part of the ministry's steps to spread awareness in the society on the importance of physical and cultural heritage and preserving it.
Ahmed bin Salim Al Hajri, Director General of Heritage and Culture in Dhofar, said the archaeological surveys aimed at studying human settlement in the Sultanate's coasts during the prehistoric times, which come as a translation of the Ministry's keenness on spreading awareness in the society on the importance of physical and cultural heritage and how to preserve it.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Academics revealed that fairy stories like Beauty And The Beast and Rumpelstiltskin can be traced back thousands of years to prehistoric times, with one tale originating from the Bronze Age.
1 Cross road through a gate to join the Ridgeway, a route from prehistoric times that follows a fence on the right before rising to Steps Hill.
We found more than 10 species that grew here in prehistoric times but don't exist today," Melamed said.
Author Arthur Mee, writing in 1941 in his book Yorkshire West Riding, highlighted its exceptional interest of the museum, plants and animal life and its links with prehistoric times. Its fossils framed on a wall, skeletal leaves and flowers more delicate than fine lace, rocks and minerals from the area, relics of stone-age men, of Romans and Saxons who lived in the Colne Valley.
And when you want a man to guide you through a landscape and wildlife that seems to have been left untouched since prehistoric times, who better than Mr Jurassic Park himself, Sam Neill?