Darwin and Evolution
Before:Little room for long prehistory
Bible suggested a recently created world
Archbishop Ussher (1605) suggested a world
years old (exactly), based on Bible
Most interpretations of archeological data had to work
with a world with a short time span
Room for Prehistory established by
Geologists (Lyell for ex.)Late 19th
views (world is millions of years
; humans and things evolving.
A very long prehistory.