protoanthropology


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Noun1.protoanthropology - the study humans prior to the invention of writing
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
protoarchaeology, protoarcheology - the study of prehistoric human artifacts and human fossils
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From art history, history of science, geology and nineteenth-century protoanthropology to ethnobotany, the history of early colonial contact, those researching burial rituals and architecture, and Indigenous knowledge of zoology and hunting, this book has a truly interdisciplinary pull.