Includes the development of life on earth up to the time of modern man, as well as changes on the Earth itself.

"Prehistory" is the period of history before writing was invented and records kept. The term was coined by Daniel Wilson in 1851. The study of prehistory is concerned with events and developments for which material evidence survives. Adapted from The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition

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Australia's Lost Kingdoms
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains how the animals and climate of Australia have changed over time; with games and facts.
BBC: Prehistoric Life
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Many articles about prehistory, such as human beginnings, the rise and fall of dinosaurs, and sea monster facts.
Becoming Human
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Broadband documentary offers a journey through human evolution; also includes activities and lesson plans.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Interactive site draws visitors into the world of cave artists. Includes information on the people themselves as well as their paintings, sculptures, and etchings.
First Came the Mammoth, Then Came Architecture
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Short history of prehistoric architecture, from mammoth-bone tents to Stone Age cities.
The Midwestern U.S. 16,000 Years Ago
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Online exhibit by the Illinois State Museum depicting the environments, plants, and animals of the late Pleistocene.
Mysteries of Çatalhöyük
[ Kids/Teens ] An interactive tour of this archaeological dig in Turkey. Includes a timeline and photographs of the project, and details of the techniques used.
Prehistoric Man by History Link 101
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers links categorized in five areas: art, daily life, maps, pictures, and research on early man.
Prehistory in the Electronic Passport
[ Kids/Teens ] Brief history of early man's culture and development.
Stone Age Reference Collection
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Extensive collection of tools, materials, and online publications about stone age technology.
A Virtual Tour of Cave Paintings
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Cave paintings let us learn about the lives of people long ago. People painted animals and even painted outlines of their hands. Take a look.
Mary Leakey: Unearthing History
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Profile of Mary Leakey from the Scientific American. (December 16, 1996)

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