- 1Relating to or denoting the period before written records: prehistoric manMore example sentences
- The late prehistoric archaeological record at La Crosse is dominated by a series of Oneota village sites.
- Among sites recorded are a possible prehistoric earthwork enclosure and industrial remains.
- There is, as yet, no convincing archaeological evidence for tin exploitation in the west of England in the prehistoric period.
- 1.1 • informal Very old, primitive, or out of date: my dad’s electric typewriter was a prehistoric machineMore example sentences
out of date, outdated, outmoded, old-fashioned, passé, ancient, antiquated, archaic, antique, superannuated, anachronistic, outworn, behind the times, primitive, medieval, quaint, old-fangled, obsolescent, obsolete, antediluvian, fossilized
- The woman cranks away vainly at a machine that looks prehistoric but the man thinks faster.
- They are the oldest of old hat: ancient hat, prehistoric hat.
- Without doubt, the best borrowing product around by far - they make traditional mortgages look positively prehistoric.
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- The two letters are on the middle-right of the stone but, more interestingly, at the top left are a couple of scratches that look as though someone has started to inscribe a pattern, maybe prehistorically, and then given up.
- Out of 94 species of native land birds, 35 were exterminated prehistorically and 8 more have become extinct in the historical period; thus 46% of the original bird fauna is now extinct.
- Asbestos probably formed prehistorically when hot waters containing carbon dioxide and dissolved salts under high pressure acted upon rock deposits of iron, magnesia, and silica.