protohistory

noun pro·to·his·to·ry \ ˌprō-tō-ˈhi-st(ə-)rē \

Definition of protohistory

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

protohistorian

play \ˌprō-tō-(h)i-ˈstȯr-ē-ən\ noun

protohistoric

play \ˌprō-tō-(h)i-ˈstȯr-ik, -ˈstär-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of protohistory

International Scientific Vocabulary


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