Daily Nature and Science News and Headlines. Prehistoric Time Line, Geologic Time Scale, Photos, Facts, Maps, and More. Human Brain Facts and Answers. By Disabled World - 2008-10-19 Questions answers and facts relating to the human brain and the study of the brain organ including the spinal cord.
What is the Brain? The brain is the center of the nervous system in animals. Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky. Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes. Photopic Sky Survey. Prehistory. Prehistory (meaning "before history", or "before knowledge acquired by investigation", from the Latin word for "before," præ, and historia) is the span of time before recorded history or the invention of writing systems.
Prehistory refers to the period of human existence before the availability of those written records with which recorded history begins. More broadly, it can refer to all the time preceding human existence and the invention of writing. The notion of 'prehistory' began to surface during the Enlightenment in the work of antiquarians who used the word 'primitive' to describe societies that existed before written records. The first use of the word prehistory in English, however, occurred in the Foreign Quarterly Review in 1836. The occurrence of written materials (and so the beginning of local "historic times") varies generally to cultures classified within either the late Bronze Age or within the Iron Age.
Norse mythology. An undead völva, a Scandinavian seeress, tells the spear-wielding god Odin of what has been and what will be in Odin and the Völva by Lorenz Frølich (1895) For the practices and social institutions of the Norse pagans, see Norse paganism Norse mythology, or Scandinavian mythology, is the body of mythology of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.
The northernmost extension of Germanic mythology, Norse mythology consists of tales of various deities, beings, and heroes derived from numerous sources from both before and after the pagan period, including medieval manuscripts, archaeological representations, and folk tradition.