Prehistoric civilizations
Prehistory (meaning "before we had written records," from the Latin word for "before," præ) is the span of time before recorded history or the invention of writing systems. Prehistory can refer to the period of human existence before the availability of those written records with which recorded history begins. More broadly, it refers to all the time preceding human existence and the invention of writing. Archaeologist Paul Tournal originally coined the term anté-historique in describing the finds he had made in the caves of southern France. Thus, the term came into use in France in the 1830s to describe the time before writing, and the word "prehistoric" was later introduced into English by archaeologist Daniel Wilson in 1851.
The term "prehistory" can refer to the vast span of time since the beginning of the Universe, but more often it refers to the period since life appeared on Earth, or even more specifically to the time since human-like beings appeared. In dividing up human prehistory, prehistorians typically use the three-age system, whereas scholars of pre-human time periods typically use the well defined geologic record and its internationally defined stratum base within the geologic time scale. The three-age system is the periodization of human prehistory into three consecutive time periods, named for their respective predominant tool-making technologies: the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. Another division of history and prehistory can be made between those written events that can be precisely dated by use of a continuous calendar dating from current and those that can't. The loss of continuity of calendar date most often occurs when a civilization falls and the language and calendar fall into disuse. The current civilization therefore loses the ability to precisely date events written through primary sources to events dated to current calendar dating.
The occurrence of written materials (and so the beginning of local "historic times") varies generally to cultures classified within either the late Bronze Age or within the Iron Age. Historians increasingly do not restrict themselves to evidence from written records and are coming to rely more upon evidence from the natural and social sciences, thereby blurring the distinction between the terms "history" and "prehistory". This view has recently[when?] been articulated by advocates of deep history.
This article is primarily concerned with human prehistory, or the time since behaviorally and anatomically modern humans first appear until the beginning of recorded history. There are separate articles for the overall history of the Earth and the history of life before humans.

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Civilization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Use of the word "civilized" may be controversial because it could imply superiority or inferiority. Ancient Egypt is a canonical example of an early culture ...
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Prehistoric civilizations? How good are our current models of anthropology?
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Top 10 Mysteries of Ancient or Lost Civilizations - Listverse
Oct 31, 2008 ... Understanding our past is what historians and anthropologists seek to do. Looking back we will witness civilizations rise and fall, as humanity ...
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Was there a prehistoric civilization in Antarctica? - English pravda.ru
Feb 12, 2002 ... After WW II, scientists started to pay attention to the issue of supposedly once- existing civilization in Antarctica. The hypothesis is confirmed by ...
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Explore remarkable photos of ancient artifacts and symbols and read about their significance to civilizations.
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The 10 Most Intriguing Mysteries of Lost Civilizations
It's possible that whole civilizations, some with advanced technology, have come ... There are many mysteries in our ancient past, but there may be clues to that ...
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Thanks for the site, I have read about many of the things in there... We are being fed disinformation from the scientific community, who are controlled ...
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Reconstructing Prehistoric Civilizations In a New Theory ... - Cogprints
Reconstructing Prehistoric civilizations. In a New Theory of Civilizations. Stephen Blaha∗. Associate. Harvard Physics Dept. I. Introduction. The idea of a ...
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PastTimes. Ancient Civilizations ... Upon Africa's soils our prehistoric relatives have walked side by side. From its territories, great civilizations have risen to glory.
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Ancient Civilizations to 300 BC Introduction: The Invention and Diffusion of Civilization. Civilization began to appear about 5,500 years ago in the river valleys of ...
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Are you fascinated by the ancient civilisations of Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Near East? ... Ranked 5th for Archaeology by Guardian University Guide 2012. .... that you gain by studying civilizations and periods so different from our own.
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Frank Joseph, 2009
The book you're holding sifts through the evidence in an easy-to-understand manner. Read this book with an open mind and you'll begin to see our history in a much different way.
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Ancient civilizations
Christopher Scarre, Brian M. Fagan, 2007
Ancient Civilizationsoffers a comparative analysis of the field, including both old world and new civilizations, and explores the connections between all civilizations around the earth.The volume provides a jargon-free introduction to ...
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Tectonic Environments of Ancient Cultures: Evaluation of indirect links between ancient civilizations and active tectonism
]]> Evaluation of indirect links between ancient civilizations and active tectonism—chapter 15 Eric R. Force (Dedicated to the memory of John Dohrenwend.
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SUBMERGED STORIES OF THE SACRED LAKE « Tages
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Bull-Leaping Prehistoric Civilization Excavated on Santorini | Stuff You Should Know
A cursory glance around modern American culture with an alien eye will yield all manner of weirdness. All of those billboards and Big Boy restaurant statutes, taken out without context, are quite bizarre. Should we suddenly vanish from this mortal coil as a culture, what would later archaeologists make of the Jack in the Box guy?
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Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America
ANCIENT MYSTERIES / NEW AGE No one brings American prehistory alive like Frank Joseph.
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Dialogue of Civilizations Opens: Maya Leaders, Bird With Pig’s-Head Wings, Ancient China, More – News Watch
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Mormon Books and Authors: Ancient North American civilizations explored in novel from Utah author
"The Mounds Anomaly” by Phyllis Gunderson takes a look at evidence of ancient civilizations in North America. “The Mounds Anomaly” correlates with the TV series “America Unearthed,” which reexamines evidence of these ancient societies.
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Book Review: Frank Joseph’s Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric American « Transformational Times:
I always love to read books that give me new information in a clear, concise and direct manner. Frank Joseph’s book: Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America: The Lost Kingdoms of the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippians, and Anasazi certainly was not a disappointment, as it filled in several missing links in my knowledge of ancient America, by unveiling the mysteries of who these pre-history people were, where they came from and why they vanished.
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