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English definition of “prehistory”

prehistory

noun [U]     /priːˈhɪs.tər.i/ US  /-t̬ɚ.i/
the period of human history before there were written records of events: Human prehistory is divided into three successive periods: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.Prehistory
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