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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Prehistory
Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the AMERICAS, ANTIQUITY AND PREHISTORY OF THE [Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the] study of the origins of the aboriginal peoples of the Americas.
prehistory PREHISTORY [prehistory] period of human evolution before writing was invented and records kept.
Constructing prehistory: lithic analysis in the Levantine Epipalaeolithic.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Prehistory   (568 words)

 Mississippi Valley Prehistory
Archeologists use the term "prehistory" to refer to the long period of antiquity that precedes the origin of writing.
In the Americas, prehistory represents the era of indigenous occupation — spanning more than 12,000 years — prior to the arrival of Europeans.
For many people today, the resulting distinction between "prehistory" and "history" raises the unsatisfactory implication that the record of Native American cultural achievements is somehow dependent upon European perspectives when that hardly can be the case.
www.uark.edu /depts/contact/prehistory.html   (345 words)

Prehistory es una colección de carácter multidisciplinario que ofrece al lector una gran variedad de obras sobre distintos aspectos de la arqueología del nordeste asiático y América del norte.
Prehistory tiene el objetivo de promover y difundir los estudios de prehistoria mediante la publicación de obras de docentes e investigadores, así como la publicación de actas de reuniones científicas, seminarios o cursos organizados por la comunidad universitaria.
Prehistory is to promote and disseminate studies in prehistory by publishing the work of professors and researchers, as well as publishing the proceedings of scientific meetings, seminars and courses organised by the university community.
www.northpacificprehistory.com   (495 words)

 Prehistory of Antigua & Barbuda
Prehistory is the story of a country before the advent of the written word describing that land.
The next period of prehistory is known as the Ceramic Age starting in a minor way about 775 BC.
Its style of pottery is indicative of the middle period of Antiguan prehistory, 500 - 900 A.D. For decoration, white painted bands on a red background were applied by brush.
www.antiguamuseums.org /prehistoric.htm   (5794 words)

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Prehistory is the period of Human history before the invention of writing.
Prehistory comprises over 99% percent of our history, since writing was invented only about 5000 years ago.
Man and Environment is a journal of prehistory and quaternary studies.
www.geocities.com /arunsinha2000/eclectic   (202 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
Texas prehistory extends back at least 11,200 years and is witnessed by a variety of Indian cultural remains.
Much of Texas prehistory is subsumed within a long time span of hunting and gathering cultural patterns known collectively as the Archaic.
The period begins around 6000 B.C. and is notable for changes in the style of projectile points and tools, the distribution of site types, and the introduction of grinding implements and ground-stone ornaments, all reflecting a gradually increasing population that utilized abundant plant and animal resources of environments similar to those of modern times.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/PP/bfp2.html   (4289 words)

 Utah Prehistory Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Millions of years before the first human beings migrated to the Utah area 11,000 years ago, this was a land teeming with prehistoric animals.
During Utah Prehistory Week (the first week in May), you'll have a chance to learn about paleontology (the study of fossils, including dinosaurs) and also archaeology (the study of past human cultures).
Celebrate Utah's rich and diverse prehistory at events that are held all over the state--events such as tours to important archaeological and paleontological sites, free public lectures, museum tours, and many hands-on events.
history.utah.gov /archaeology/public_archaeology/utah_prehistory_week/index.html   (161 words)

 Amazon.com: World Prehistory: A Brief Introduction (6th Edition): Books: Brian M. Fagan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Utilising such diversity of disciplines, World Prehistory introduces to the reader, the developments of humankind- the origins, exodus and migration of man, food production and state formation- from the earliest times especially before written records were available.
As an introductory book to world prehistory, it lacks detailed study of other aspects of prehistoric mankind's developments especially in the fields of language, religion and a new, exciting and only recently explored field of psychological archaeology, dealing with the minds and thinking of the earliest humans.
However, after reading the book, I have obtained a general sense of the methods and theories that attempt to explain with the period of human history which was not recorded in writing.
www.amazon.com /World-Prehistory-Brief-Introduction-6th/dp/0131850628   (1548 words)

 Amazon.com: Prehistory: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
But the origins of archaeology and the study of world prehistory are partly in the exploits...
Still, the tasks that men and women performed in early prehistory were certainly not identical.
So viewed, prehistory is little more than a story of degraded savages living...
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&index=books&field-keywords=Prehistory&page=1   (781 words)

 Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations
The importance of seeing prehistory not merely as a chronicle of archaeological sites and artifacts, but of people behaving with the extraordinary intellectual, spiritual, and emotional dynamism that distinguish the human.
This is a world tour of prehistory with profound links to who we are and how we live today.
You examine prehistory from Australopithecus africanus through Homo habilis (the first tool-making hominid), and Homo erectus (whose remains were first found on Java but whose origins lie in Africa) through the hardy Neanderthals who lived and hunted successfully in Europe despite the bitter grip of the last Ice Age 100,000 and more years ago.
www.teach12.com /ttc/assets/coursedescriptions/380.asp   (1138 words)

The Sixth Edition of World Prehistory has been edited to reflect the latest advances in the field based on suggestions of archaeologists and students.
The sixth edition of World Prehistory continues its tradition of providing an interesting, jargon-free journey through the 5-million-year-old landscape of the human past.
Complete, up-to-date, research based, yet succinct, World Prehistory is for anyone interested in archaeology, world prehistory, and human antiquity.
www.wordtrade.com /history/prehistory.htm   (1204 words)

Prehistory in Ohio refers to that period of time (see Ohio's Prehistoric Timeline) when people were living here, but did not record the events in their lives in documents that have been preserved to the present day.
It is "history without the words." The prehistoric period in Ohio began at least 15,000 years ago when humans entered the region near the end of the last Ice Age.
The following is a list of entries that you may find helpful in learning about the study of archaeology and Ohio's early civilizations.
www.ohiohistorycentral.org /category.php?c=PH   (212 words)

 Google Directory - Science > Social Sciences > Archaeology > Periods and Cultures > Prehistory
Concerned with prehistory world-wide, its membership is drawn from many countries.
Offers an overview of human evolution and prehistory with a particular emphasis on early human developments in the Old World.
Offers an overview of prehistory ranging from topics on early hominids to regional discussions of prehistory in the Near East and the American Southwest.
google.fr /Top/Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Periods_and_Cultures/Prehistory   (359 words)

In the past decade, Turner and other bioarchaeologists have put together a set of clear-cut criteria for distinguishing the marks of cannibalism from other kinds of scars.
But even as some anthropologists gave the ax to Krapina and other notorious cases, a new, more rigorous case for cannibalism in prehistory was emerging, starting in the American Southwest.
White's book "is my bible," agrees paleontologist Yolanda Fernandez-Jalvo of the Museum of Natural History in Madrid, who is analyzing bones that may be the oldest example of cannibalism in the fossil record--the remains of at least six individuals who died 800,000 years ago in an ancient cave at Atapuerca in northern Spain.
www.unl.edu /rhames/cannibal/cannibal.htm   (2509 words)

 Amazon.ca Books: Prehistory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer by Georges Ifrah (Paperback - Sep 25 2000)
Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis, an Abridgment by Michael Williams (Paperback - 2006)
World Epidemics: A Cultural Chronology of Disease from Prehistory to the Era of Sars by Mary Ellen Snodgrass (Hardcover - Jan 2003)
www.amazon.ca /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Prehistory&tag=bookstore0e86-20&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (340 words)

The Early Woodland period is characterized by the widespread adoption of ceramic vessel technology, though limited use of steatite vessels still occurs.
The use of clay pots from the Early Woodland through late prehistory presents the archaeologist with an important tool for measuring the age of prehistoric sites.
The Early Woodland remains one of the least understood periods in regional prehistory however, and further study may reveal more sites and diagnostic artifacts associated with this time.
www.bragg.army.mil /culturalresources/prehistory.htm   (2126 words)

 prehistory - OneLook Dictionary Search
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prehistory : US Envirionmental Protection Agency Terminology Reference System [home, info]
Phrases that include prehistory: human prehistory, hungarian early history and prehistory, hungarian prehistory, myth of matriarchal prehistory, national museum of prehistory, more...
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 hurricanes prehistory - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Tikopia: The Prehistory and Ecology of a Polynesian...taro irrigation and Pacific prehistory.
...winds; Scientists in a new field are studying hurricanes of prehistory to uncover clues that may help predict future...few, and even fewer are those who study the hurricanes of prehistory, in a new scientific field called paleotempestology...
Mammals related far back in prehistory to the elephant, they are now like large seals and are true...
www.questia.com /search/hurricanes-prehistory   (1100 words)

 WWW-VL: History Index: Prehistory: Prehistoric Cultures; Archaeology, evolution, paleolithic
Reflections on Prehistory, by James Q. Jacobs (11996)
Outline of Prehistory and History in the Southeast and Caribbean
Please direct comments, criticisms, and suggestions, specifying your present location, to the current maintainer.
vlib.iue.it /history/chronological/prehistory.html   (339 words)

 Prehistory - MSN Encarta
Prehistory, time before written records appeared, which occurred about 3000 bc.
Prehistory includes the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age....
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encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579944/Prehistory.html   (60 words)

 Prehistory of Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This page serves as the index page for a series of documents that provide an OVERVIEW of the prehistory of Alaska and for another set of documents that briefly describe the cultural resources (archaeology, history, ethnography) in each national park and preserve in the state.
The overview of Alaskan prehistory is divided into several units
For more general information, go to the main National Park Service homepage Parknet, or to the National Park Service Cultural Resources homepage Links to the Past.
www.nps.gov /akso/akarc   (151 words)

 Mesopotamian Prehistory (Neolithic, Chalcolithic)
2 of John Heise's 'Akkadian language' about the prehistory of the Ancient Near East, including: Neolithic, Chalcolithic.
A bird's eye view: important time periods, famous city names, dynasties, terminology, as an invitation to see the literature on the Ancient Near East.
The Archeological period is called the Bronze Age.
www.sron.nl /~jheise/akkadian/prehistory.html   (2193 words)

 Texas Panhandle Prehistory
Texas Prehistory Hester and Turner, TEXAS PREHISTORY," The Handbook of Texas Online.
Once thought to span thousands of years, the Clovis era is now dated to a few hundred, roughly from 11,400 to 10,900 radiocarbon years ago (13,325 - 12,975 cal BP).
Interesting information is also available about prehistoric trade in Hester and Turner's "TEXAS PREHISTORY," The Handbook of Texas Online.
www.panhandlenation.com /prehistory/notes.htm   (2325 words)

 Chinese History - Prehistory and Xia Dynasty 夏 (www.chinaknowledge.de)
Chinese History - Prehistory and Xia Dynasty 夏 (www.chinaknowledge.de)
Chinese History - Prehistory and Xia Dynasty 夏 (20th to 16th cent.
Taiwan R.O.C. Archeology first began during the 1920s when Western people like J.G. Andersson discovered remains of the prehistorical past.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Myth/prehistory.html   (129 words)

 New Nation News - European Prehistory News
In one hand she carried a staff with a knob on the end, and at her belt, holding together her long dress, hung a charm pouch." The so called Rune cast, was a detailed analysis of the situation, people, and politics..."
Archaeologists who last year unearthed the remains of a Bronze Age archer at Stonehenge said Wednesday they have found six more bodies near the mysterious ring of ancient monoliths.
A new theory by our author shows that it was possible for St Brendan to have reached America
www.newnation.org /NNN-prehistory.html   (3626 words)

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