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prehistoric

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of or relating to man's development before the appearance of the written word
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The purpose of this essay is first to review Meyer's "civilizational history of mankind" and its roots in one of America's most important emigre thinkers, and then to look deeply into another underappreciated analyst's fresh views on prehistorical humanity.
He legitimates this self-exemption, in a typical maneuver of transference to distant and inarticulate others, by postulating an allegedly prehistorical "pure violence." However, by treating this pure violence as an unquestionable state of exception, he surreptitiously exculpates the violence of the revolutionary self-exemption as its supposed resumption.
Inferring prehistorical and historical feeding practices from 515N and 513C isotope analysis on Finnish archaeological domesticated ruminant bones and teeth.--Fennoscandia Archaeologica, XXXIII, 111-188.
These span the entirety of human existence from prehistorical objects to commissioned contemporary artworks, highlighting universal themes and ideas and marking a departure from traditional museography that is often separated according to the origin.
Similarly, Kemkes-Grottenthaler (2005) analyzed data on 2,923 individuals from the Database for Prehistorical and Historical Anthropology archived at the Institute of Anthropology, Mainz, collectively spanning a period from A.D.
Red Wolf does not romantically represent a supposedly dying race as do the nameless "whooping Indians" in "Developments in the West." He is a twentieth-century Sioux character who, though underdeveloped, holds living knowledge about prehistorical and precolonial Wyoming that Hugh longs to uncover.
Indeed, it is hypothesised that particular human traits--our upright stance, complex bony structure of the foot, nuchal ligament, relatively hairless skin and copious capacity for perspiration--evolved to give us an advantage in chasing down prey in the prehistorical African heat.
Bronze Age is one of a series of books that present historical and prehistorical periods through illustrations of up-to-date archaeological findings.
The selection will include objects ranging from prehistorical adornments to iconic artifacts of contemporary pop culture (Michael Jackson's glove will be on view), as well as bijoux d'artistes by everyone from Anni Albers to Danny McDonald.
She withdraws from the ontologically closed domains of rationality, consciousness, and knowledge, and reconnects with music and water--deterritorializing milieus where the human and the non-human, the prehistorical and the present, are mysteriously entangled and materialized, and where the self-posing subjectivity dissolves.
More than 5,000 years ago, writing enabled the transition from prehistorical to historical time.