Keys to the Past

Glossary

Prehistoric

General terms for all the periods before the start of historical records. This is mostly before the Roman period for Britain - the first mention of the northern Iron Age Brigantes tribe is in 49AD. See the specialised entries for Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age. The time depth of the term can be widened for certain aspects of the northeast's past.

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