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before the present

noun, Archaeology
See B.P (def 4).
Also, before present.


Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Bachelor of Philosophy.
Finance. basis point.
Archaeology. before the present: (in radiocarbon dating) in a specified amount of time or at a specified point in time before a.d. 1950:
between 2 and 3 million years b.p.; human groups living in cities by 5000 b.p.
Commerce. bills payable.
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Examples for before the present
  • But that heat would need to have been present for the slowing, then disappear before the present.
  • Recorded history from long before the present era emphasizes that education must also develop character.
  • before the present mountains rose, much of the region was a shallow sea.
  • The method revolutionized archaeology because it told archaeologists how old-in years before the present-their sites were.

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