noun, plural pre·his·to·ries.
Origin of prehistory
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In prehistory and paleontology there is the same geographical difference as regards the rapidity of development in time.A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open|Theodore Roosevelt
The attempt to place this long chapter of prehistory on a historical basis has many dangers, of which I am fully aware.Men of the Old Stone Age|Henry Fairfield Osborn
With this social organization ends the prehistory of the human race.Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History|Antonio Labriola
Behind them came people bearing the Nostvet culture.148 Our knowledge of Russian prehistory is still very scanty.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
As a matter of fact they belong to the prehistory period of Britain, and to test their value scientific methods are required.Folklore as an Historical Science|George Laurence Gomme
noun plural -ries
1869, perhaps a back-formation from prehistoric. Related: Prehistorian.