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protohistory

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noun pro·to·his·to·ry \-ˈhis-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of protohistory

  1. :  the study of human beings in the times that immediately antedate recorded history

protohistorian

play \-(h)is-ˈtȯr-ē-ən\ noun

protohistoric

play \-ˈtȯr-ik, -ˈtär-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of protohistory

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1903


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