Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: How long a period was prehistory?
A: Prehistory (meaning "before we had written records," from the Latin word for "before," præ) is the span of time before recorded history or the invention of writing systems. [ Prehistory can refer to the period of human existence before the availability of those written records with which recorded history begins.[1] More broadly, it refers to all the time preceding human existence and the
invention of writing. Archaeologist Paul Tournal originally coined the term anté-historique[2] in describing the finds he had made in the caves of southern France.[3] Thus, the term came into use in France in the 1830s to describe the time before writing, and the word "prehistoric" was later introduced into English by archaeologist Daniel Wilson in 1851. ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: How long a period was prehistory?





Weegy: Prehistory (meaning "before we had written records," from the Latin word for "before," præ) is the span of time before recorded history or the invention of writing systems. [ Prehistory can refer to the period of human existence before the availability of those written records with which recorded history begins.[1] More broadly, it refers to all the time preceding human existence and the invention of writing. Archaeologist Paul Tournal originally coined the term anté-historique[2] in describing the finds he had made in the caves of southern France.[3] Thus, the term came into use in France in the 1830s to describe the time before writing, and the word "prehistoric" was later introduced into English by archaeologist Daniel Wilson in 1851. ]
Expert answered|paral|Points 4242|

User: How long a period was prehistory?

Question|Rated bad
Asked 10/1/2013 9:21:54 AM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,490,094 questions answered
Popular Conversations
The following two sentences are saying the same thing. Emily, my ...
Weegy: The following two sentences are saying the same thing. Emily, my daughter, is in sixth grade. Emily, my daughter ...
11/13/2017 12:26:02 PM| 3 Answers
Cardiorespiratory endurance
Weegy: Experts agree that the minimum time period for cardiorespiratory benefit from exercise is 20 minutes. User: ...
11/9/2017 5:27:59 PM| 2 Answers
Which of the following statements about irregular verbs is correct? ...
Weegy: Jackson has thrown the ball to first base. User: What should be added when an adverb begins a sentence? ...
11/10/2017 7:40:31 AM| 2 Answers
The type of soil called loam is made up of _____. A. pure humus. B. ...
Weegy: The type of soil called loam is made up of nearly equal amounts of silt, sand, and clay. User: The practice ...
11/10/2017 8:24:45 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
Points 166 [Total 291] Ratings 9 Comments 76 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
L
P
Points 21 [Total 151] Ratings 0 Comments 21 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
L
P
P
Points 20 [Total 1658] Ratings 0 Comments 20 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 3 [Total 3] Ratings 0 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.