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prehistory

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noun pre·his·to·ry \ˌprē-ˈhis-t(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of prehistory

  • : the period of time in the past before people could write : the time before history was written down

  • : the time and events that came before and led to the development of something

Full Definition of prehistory

  1. 1 :  the study of prehistoric humankind

  2. 2 :  a history of the antecedents of an event, situation, or thing

  3. 3 :  the prehistoric period of human evolution

Examples of prehistory

  1. We are learning about the prehistory of North America.



1871

First Known Use of prehistory

1871

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