pre history

prehistory

[pree-his-tuh-ree, -his-tree]
noun, plural prehistories.
1.
human history in the period before recorded events, known mainly through archaeological discoveries, study, research, etc.; history of prehistoric humans.
2.
a history of the events or incidents leading to a crisis, situation, or the like.

Origin:
1870–75; pre- + history

prehistorian [pree-hi-stawr-ee-uhn, -stohr-] , noun
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prehistory (priːˈhɪstərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  the prehistoric period
2.  the study of this period, relying entirely on archaeological evidence
 
prehistorian
 
n

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