noun, plural pre·his·to·ries.
Origin of prehistory
Related Words for prehistoryexcavation, paleontology, journal, annals, diary, story, account, tale, record, relation, biography, paleology, prehistory, register, recital, version, archives, narration, report, history
Examples from the Web for prehistory
Historical Examples of prehistory
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
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
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
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
And it extends still further back into prehistory, that is to say, into, unwritten history.Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History
noun plural -ries
1869, perhaps a back-formation from prehistoric. Related: Prehistorian.