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The word förhistorisk, ‘prehistoric’, in Swedish

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Another contribution to discovering the history and origin of words for ‘prehistory’ comes from Sweden, a critical land for 19th-century archaeological ideas.

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Chippindale, C. 1988. The invention of words for the idea of ‘prehistory’, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 54: 303–14.
Clermont, N & Smith, P.E.L. 1990. Prehistoric, prehistory, prehistorian… who invented the terms? Antiquity 64: 97102.
Montelius, O. 1875. Bibliographie de l’archéologie préhistorique de la Suéde pendant le XIXe siécle. Stockholm.
Stjernquist, B. 1983. Sven Nilsson som banbrytare i svensk arkeologi, in Regnell, G. (ed.), Sven Nilsson; en lärd i 1800-talets Lund: 157–212. Lund: Kungl. Fysiografiska sallskapet i Lund.
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