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prehistory

noun [U] uk   /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.
Translations of “prehistory”
in Chinese (Traditional) (有文字記載以前的)史前史,史前階段…
in Chinese (Simplified) (有文字记载以前的)史前史,史前阶段…
(Definition of prehistory from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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