: of or relating to the period before contact of an indigenous people with an outside culture
Examples of precontact in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebWilliams presents a history of the region, including its precontact way of life, early exploration by Captain Cook and other westerners, and the devastation by the flu epidemic of 1918-19, which killed half the population.
David James, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Dec. 2021 The authors also found a similar relationship between the precontact dogs and and modern Eurasian Arctic dogs like the Siberian husky.
Deborah Netburn, latimes.com, 5 July 2018
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