This is a slightly difficult term to define as it can include music that is has survived till today – often described as folk, indigenous, or traditional music (“folk” and “traditional” being terms that also describe music that isn’t prehistoric and so can cause a bit of confusion). Very little is known about prehistoric music as it precedes any sort of music notation. An example of prehistoric music that has survived and is fairly well know even today however is indigenous Australian music. These kind of music tend to be intrinsically linked to religion, dance and ceremony, and was used largely as a tool for social cohesion. The vast majority of what we would call prehistoric music was probably vocal music.