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6th Feb '17 11:03:12 AM hmc
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* ''Before Adam'' is a historical novel by Jack London, serialized in 1906 and 1907 in Everybody's Magazine. It is the story of a man who dreams he lives the life of an early hominid Australopithecine. The story offers an early view of human evolution. The majority of the story is told through the eyes of the man's hominid alter ego, one of the Cave People. In addition to the Cave People, there are the more advanced Fire People, and the more animal-like Tree People. Other characters include the hominid's father, a love interest, and Red-Eye, a fierce "atavism" that perpetually terrorizes the Cave People. A sabre-cat also plays a role in the story.

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* ''Before Adam'' is a historical novel by Jack London, serialized in 1906 and 1907 in Everybody's Magazine.London. It is the story of a man who dreams he lives the life of an early hominid Australopithecine. The story offers an early view of human evolution. The majority of the story is told through the eyes of the man's hominid alter ego, one of the Cave People. In addition to the Cave People, there are the more advanced Fire People, and the more animal-like Tree People. Other characters include the hominid's father, a love interest, and Red-Eye, a fierce "atavism" that perpetually terrorizes the Cave People. A sabre-cat also plays a role in the story.
6th Feb '17 11:01:24 AM hmc
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* ''Before Adam'' is a historical novel by Jack London, serialized in 1906 and 1907 in Everybody's Magazine. It is the story of a man who dreams he lives the life of an early hominid Australopithecine. The story offers an early view of human evolution. The majority of the story is told through the eyes of the man's hominid alter ego, one of the Cave People. In addition to the Cave People, there are the more advanced Fire People, and the more animal-like Tree People. Other characters include the hominid's father, a love interest, and Red-Eye, a fierce "atavism" that perpetually terrorizes the Cave People. A sabre-cat also plays a role in the story.
14th Jan '17 2:04:14 PM MagnusForce
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If any genuine attempt is made to explore what prehistoric cultures might have been like, it could be considered to fall into the category of {{Xenofiction}}.

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Named after [[Film/OneMillionBC the movie of the same name]], which is quite well-known for its gratuitous usage of the trope.



* The 90s ''Nissin Noodles'' commercials with ridiculously tiny cavemen hunting various prehistoric beasts like woolly mammoths and giant pterosaurs in a wasteland.



* The 1940 movie ''One Million BC'' and its 1967 remake titled ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC'' may be the origin of the trope. The 1967 version is chiefly remembered for the mind-blowing sight of RaquelWelch (MsFanservice incarnate) in a FurBikini.

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* The 1940 movie ''One Million BC'' and its 1967 remake titled ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC'' may be the origin of the trope. The 1967 version is chiefly remembered for the mind-blowing sight of RaquelWelch (MsFanservice incarnate) in a FurBikini. Creator/RayHarryhausen, who animated most of the dinosaurs in the remake, comments that he did not make One Million Years B.C. for "professors... who probably don't go to see these kinds of movies anyway."



* Replace dinosaurs with pyramid-building Egyptians and you get ''Film/TenThousandBC'', which no one with even the slightest interest in ''actual'' prehistory, paleontology, or archaeology should bother even trying to watch. It's implied the leaders are in fact Atlanteans. It's stupid, but at least it isn't restrained. And in fairness, the movie was an obvious homage to ''One Million Years BC'', and adopts the same "eh whatever" attitude towards accuracy.

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* Replace cavemen and dinosaurs with cavemen, Ice Age beasts, and pyramid-building Egyptians and you get ''Film/TenThousandBC'', which no one with even the slightest interest in ''actual'' prehistory, paleontology, or archaeology should bother even trying to watch. It's implied the leaders are in fact Atlanteans. It's stupid, but at least it isn't restrained. And in fairness, the ''Film/TenThousandBC''. The movie was an obvious homage to ''One Million Years BC'', and adopts the same "eh "eh, whatever" attitude towards accuracy.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' is one of the most iconic examples in western animation.
6th Oct '16 2:49:36 AM jormis29
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* The 1940 movie ''One Million BC'' and its 1967 remake titled ''{{Film/One Million Years BC}}'' may be the origin of the trope. The 1967 version is chiefly remembered for the mind-blowing sight of RaquelWelch (MsFanservice incarnate) in a FurBikini.
** The lesser known SpiritualSuccessor ''When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth'' (1970) is also a good example.

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* The 1940 movie ''One Million BC'' and its 1967 remake titled ''{{Film/One Million Years BC}}'' ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC'' may be the origin of the trope. The 1967 version is chiefly remembered for the mind-blowing sight of RaquelWelch (MsFanservice incarnate) in a FurBikini.
** The lesser known SpiritualSuccessor ''When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth'' ''Film/WhenDinosaursRuledTheEarth'' (1970) is also a good example.
13th May '16 2:34:12 PM Lapuspuer
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* The French-Belgian movie ''Animation/TheMissingLink'' (known as ''B.C. Rock'' in the US) is the story of the first human born among apemen, and naturally it is set in this era. To be precise, the first scene takes place on May 25th, 196,303 B.C.
15th Mar '16 11:20:27 AM WillKeaton
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Marking Time", Scrooge literally travels back to 1 million BC to find a land in which caveducks coexisted with dinosaurs. And yet, this is something of an aversion; after all, dinosaurs did coexist with ancestral ducks. However, it does therefore imply that the DuckUniverse takes place in the Paleocene, which would make sense, since that was a time dominated by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastornis six-foot birds]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Marking Time", Scrooge literally travels back to 1 million BC to find a land in which caveducks coexisted with dinosaurs. And yet, this is something of an aversion; after all, dinosaurs did coexist with ancestral ducks. However, it does therefore imply that the DuckUniverse takes place in the Paleocene, which would make sense, since that was a time dominated by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastornis six-foot birds]]. birds.]]
15th Mar '16 11:11:27 AM WillKeaton
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15th Mar '16 11:11:06 AM WillKeaton
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* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Dry-21st-Century-Reference/dp/0440219280 Bone From a Dry Sea,]]'' by Creator/PeterDickinson, is partly set four million years ago in a culture based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_ape_hypothesis aquatic ape hypothesis]], and partly MeanwhileInTheFuture following the archaeologist who's digging up its remains.

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* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Dry-21st-Century-Reference/dp/0440219280 Bone From a Dry Sea,]]'' by Creator/PeterDickinson, is partly set four million years ago in a culture based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_ape_hypothesis aquatic ape hypothesis]], hypothesis,]] and partly MeanwhileInTheFuture following the archaeologist who's digging up its remains.
14th Jan '16 12:50:13 PM Piando
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* The 1950's comic book ''{{Tor}}'' drawn by Joe Kubert. A foreword in the modern collected edition apologetically says "Although it was already known to anyone who cared that men and dinosaurs had never dwelt on Earth at the same time...."

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* The 1950's comic book ''{{Tor}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Tor}}'' drawn by Joe Kubert. A foreword in the modern collected edition apologetically says "Although it was already known to anyone who cared that men and dinosaurs had never dwelt on Earth at the same time...."




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* ''EarthsChildren'' is a fairly well-researched attempt to construct realistic Ice Age cultures and involves clashes between ''Homo sapiens'' and Neanderthals. [[ScienceMarchesOn Science has marched on]] concerning some of the material Jean Auel used, and Ayla and Jondalar's technological inventions can only be believed as allegories for the inventions of multiple generations of RealLife people, but for the most part these books are quite believable and realistic. Their biggest problem is the AnachronismStew of ''Homo sapiens'' material culture, mixing multiple Paleolithic eras together, and arguably the near total lack of ValuesDissonance in the prehistoric ''Homo sapiens'' cultures.

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* ''EarthsChildren'' ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' is a fairly well-researched attempt to construct realistic Ice Age cultures and involves clashes between ''Homo sapiens'' and Neanderthals. [[ScienceMarchesOn Science has marched on]] concerning some of the material Jean Auel used, and Ayla and Jondalar's technological inventions can only be believed as allegories for the inventions of multiple generations of RealLife people, but for the most part these books are quite believable and realistic. Their biggest problem is the AnachronismStew of ''Homo sapiens'' material culture, mixing multiple Paleolithic eras together, and arguably the near total lack of ValuesDissonance in the prehistoric ''Homo sapiens'' cultures.




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* The {{GURPS}} RPG supplement ''Lands Out Of Time'' introduces the "World of Banded Night" - which is this trope. It includes dinosaurs, cavemen, ape-men, even ''lizard-men'' and the ruins of an ultra-tech civilization.
* The world of Jund in the ''Shards of Alara'' expansion for ''MagicTheGathering'' is pretty clearly based on this trope, though they get away with it by being pure fantasy. Actual dragons replace the dinosaurs, brutal reptilian humanoids lord it over tribes of primitive humans and [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]], and the land itself is scarred by volcanic rifts where it isn't covered in chokingly dense jungle or festering tar pits.

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* The {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} RPG supplement ''Lands Out Of Time'' introduces the "World of Banded Night" - which is this trope. It includes dinosaurs, cavemen, ape-men, even ''lizard-men'' and the ruins of an ultra-tech civilization.
* The world of Jund in the ''Shards of Alara'' expansion for ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is pretty clearly based on this trope, though they get away with it by being pure fantasy. Actual dragons replace the dinosaurs, brutal reptilian humanoids lord it over tribes of primitive humans and [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]], and the land itself is scarred by volcanic rifts where it isn't covered in chokingly dense jungle or festering tar pits.

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* In an episode of ''SheepInTheBigCity'', General Specific and Private Public end up here while trying to chase Sheep through time. This being a PostModern show, the first thing they encounter is a sign reading "[[LampshadeHanging Welcome to the most clichéd time portal of all.]]" (which leads Specific to comment "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint We're in [=1970s=] New Jersey?]]").

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* In an episode of ''SheepInTheBigCity'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', General Specific and Private Public end up here while trying to chase Sheep through time. This being a PostModern show, the first thing they encounter is a sign reading "[[LampshadeHanging Welcome to the most clichéd time portal of all.]]" (which leads Specific to comment "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint We're in [=1970s=] New Jersey?]]").



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22nd Dec '15 7:16:55 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Dry-21st-Century-Reference/dp/0440219280 Bone From a Dry Sea]]'', by Creator/PeterDickinson, is partly set four million years ago in a culture based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_ape_hypothesis aquatic ape hypothesis]], and partly MeanwhileInTheFuture following the archaeologist who's digging up its remains.

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* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Dry-21st-Century-Reference/dp/0440219280 Bone From a Dry Sea]]'', Sea,]]'' by Creator/PeterDickinson, is partly set four million years ago in a culture based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_ape_hypothesis aquatic ape hypothesis]], and partly MeanwhileInTheFuture following the archaeologist who's digging up its remains.
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