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Most of the prehistoric monuments that have come down to us served ritual or symbolic purposes, rather than utilitarian ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most of the prehistoric monuments that have come down to us served ritual or symbolic purposes, rather than utilitarian ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You will also be able to visit caves to see prehistoric rock paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The earliest human stories are told in prehistoric cave paintings. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Along the way are some of the oldest known prehistoric sites and temples. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This prehistoric monument seems to be one of the earliest stone circles and has survived unscathed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One of the team is killed in a battle to save the planet from an army of terrifying prehistoric beasts! The Sun (2008)He left dozens of prehistoric sites. Times, Sunday Times (2010)While many people think these prehistoric monsters are mythical creatures, they could really exist. The Sun (2006)There, they discover a world full of prehistoric creatures! The Sun (2008)B-movie insanity in which the Californian coast is terrorised by two prehistoric sea creatures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I wonder if the prehistoric monster is somehow symbolic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Expect boulders as high as houses eroded into weird shapes, caves daubed with prehistoric paintings and spectacular displays of springtime orchids. Times, Sunday Times (2015)COULD graffiti scrawled in a rented house in the 1970s be as important as prehistoric cave paintings? The Sun (2011)It's all about empathy - picturing yourself as the mighty prehistoric beast. The Sun (2012)Our most famous prehistoric monument isn't included, and quite right too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These were not only a record of all the prehistoric and Roman sites for which Dorset is famed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But if you do, don't be surprised if you end up on the lunch menu on an island crawling with massive prehistoric creatures. Christianity Today (2000)A guard escorted me through the factory floor, crowded with huge, arcane machines that looked like prehistoric monsters. The Other Side of Me
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British English: prehistoric /ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk/ ADJECTIVE
Prehistoric people and things existed at a time before information was written down.
...prehistoric cave paintings.
- American English: prehistoric
- Arabic: مُتَعَلِّقٌ بِـمَا قَبْلَ التَّارِيخ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pré-histórico
- Chinese: 史前的
- Croatian: pretpovijesni
- Czech: pravěký
- Danish: forhistorisk
- Dutch: prehistorisch
- European Spanish: prehistórico
- Finnish: esihistoriallinen
- French: préhistorique
- German: prähistorisch
- Greek: προϊστορικός
- Italian: preistorico
- Japanese: 有史前の
- Korean: 선사시대의
- Norwegian: forhistorisk
- Polish: prehistoryczny
- European Portuguese: pré-histórico
- Romanian: preistoric
- Russian: доисторический
- Spanish: prehistórico
- Swedish: förhistorisk
- Thai: ก่อนประวัติศาสตร์
- Turkish: tarih öncesi
- Ukrainian: доісторичний
- Vietnamese: tiền sử
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