prehistory

prehistory
noun
the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
Derivationally related forms: ↑prehistoric
Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period
Part Meronyms: ↑Bronze Age, ↑Iron Age, ↑Stone Age, ↑ice age, ↑glacial period, ↑glacial epoch

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