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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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prehistoricpre‧his‧tor‧ic /ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk◂ $ -ˈstɔː-, -ˈstɑː-/ adjective  1 SHrelating to the time in history before anything was written down prehistoric burial grounds prehistoric animals2 OLD-FASHIONEDvery old-fashioned – used humorously a prehistoric attitude towards women
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prehistoricFrazer writes about the ceremonial king of so many prehistoric agricultural societies.What can we learn from twenty prehistoric burial chambers, which we call cists, and which have been uncovered up to now?prehistoric cave drawingsThey have looked upon the bones of the prehistoric dead and seen evidence of a Stone Age holocaust.There are some ruins down there and some prehistoric engravings in the rock faces.A number of authoritative scholars seriously question the propriety of interpreting prehistoric remains by reference to the customs of modern primitive peoples.There is at least one other prehistoric ridgeway on sheet 145.
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