protohistory


pro·to·his·to·ry

noun \-ˈhis-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of PROTOHISTORY

:  the study of human beings in the times that immediately antedate recorded history
pro·to·his·to·ri·an \-(h)is-ˈtr-ē-ən\ noun
pro·to·his·tor·ic \-ˈtr-ik, -ˈtär-\ adjective

Origin of PROTOHISTORY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1903

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