Adjective(1) belonging to or existing in times before recorded history(2) of or relating to times before written history(3) no longer fashionable
(1) We're looking at archaeology, of course, which is a record of prehistoric cultural evidence found in the ground.(2) The naturally defensible site may even have been a prehistoric hillfort, and was certainly a stronghold of the Welsh princes.(3) Two later prehistoric hillforts stand on the edge of a steep slope with magnificent views westwards.(4) The richest source of all for prehistoric artefacts has been the Thames.(5) The hated yellow tiles on the Arndale Centre may be stuck in the Seventies but their replacements are positively prehistoric .(6) The woman cranks away vainly at a machine that looks prehistoric but the man thinks faster.(7) In the late prehistoric period, pine woodland was extensive in the Scottish Highlands and the west of Ireland.(8) Archaeologists have identified one of Britain's largest prehistoric hill forts in the North Yorkshire Moors.(9) Iron has been used in the British Isles since the prehistoric Iron Age.(10) They are the oldest of old hat: ancient hat, prehistoric hat.(11) There is, as yet, no convincing archaeological evidence for tin exploitation in the west of England in the prehistoric period.(12) The bow and arrow were used throughout the late prehistoric period and into historic times.(13) No humans were around to make permanent records of prehistoric hurricanes.(14) My Dad happens to be the oldest, a positively prehistoric forty two.(15) More impressive still is an eagle in flight, when its utter immensity seems almost prehistoric .(16) A superficial investigation round these ponds usually reveals a few prehistoric sherds.
(1) prehistoric times :: 先史時代
(2) prehistoric man :: 先史時代の男
1. primitive ::
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