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View of early prehistory current in the 18th and 19th centuries ad which denied the antiquity of man witnessed by the discovery of fossil hominin remains and instead believed that the creation story set out in the Bible was literally true, and that Noah's Flood and other events recorded in the Bible were facts of prehistory. According to these theories, fossilized human remains were the remains of those who perished in the Great Flood.

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