pre·​his·​to·​ri·​an | \ ˌprē-(h)i-ˈstȯr-ē-ən How to pronounce prehistorian (audio) \

Definition of prehistorian

: an archaeologist who specializes in prehistory

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Recent Examples on the Web One French prehistorian has a theory that painting the handprints was a form of sacred ritual, according to the report. Fox News, "This Spanish cave hides dozens of pre-historic human handprints," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of prehistorian

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Prehistorian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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