from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The study of a culture just before the time of its earliest recorded history.
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- noun The period between
prehistoryand history, during which a cultureor civilizationhas not yet developed writing, but other cultures have already noted its existence in their own writings.
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- noun the study humans prior to the invention of writing
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The other kind of sonic blaster (UPDATE: SRL protohistory!)
Link to danwei. org post about sex gizmos in Chinese protohistory.
Previously he was director of protohistory at Istanbul University