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The study of especially indigenous or non-Western peoples from a combined historical and anthropological viewpoint, using written documents, oral narrative, material culture, and ethnographic data.

eth′no·his·to′ri·an (-hĭ-stôr′ē-ən, -stŏr′-) n.
eth′no·his·to′ric (-hĭ-stôr′ĭk, -stŏr′-), eth′no·his·to′ri·cal adj.
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(ˌɛθnəʊˈhɪstrɪ; ˌɛθnəʊˈhɪstərɪ)
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the study of the history of culture or race
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(ˌɛθ noʊˈhɪs tə ri)

the anthropological study of cultures lacking a written history of their own.
eth`no•his•to′ri•an (-hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-) n.
eth`no•his•tor′i•cal (-ˈstɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈstɒr-) eth`no•his•tor′ic, adj.
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This interesting book was first published in German in 2003 under the title Das Stachelschwein erinnert sich: Ethnohistorie als praxeologische Strukturgeschichte (The porcupine remembers: Ethnohistory as praxeological structural history).
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140 illustrations embellish the pages of native American Plains peoples' ethnohistory analysis and illumination.
In his book, Amos Megged states that "the subject of Mesoamerican forms of remembrance, before and after the coming of the Spaniards, merits greater interdisciplinary attention within the larger framework of Mesoamerican ethnohistory, art history, and anthropology.
The volume is divided into five sections, each of which covers a thematic topic that has been the subject of Atholl's intense scrutiny: modelling seafaring and colonisation; the maritime dimension in prehistory; island environments; ethnohistory and culture contact: and archaeological science and taphonomy.
He applies the interdisciplinary methods of ethnohistory to account for the obvious bias in the sources generated and filtered by Europeans and Americans.
It is a good example of the relevance of ethnohistory, a useful illustration of the archaeological method and theoretical approach, and a comprehensive reference for the Channel Islands.
June Helm, an anthropologist who worked for 50 years studying the culture and ethnohistory of Dene in the Mackenzie River drainage, has passed away at the age of 79.
Perhaps the readers of JSH might want to look at the book for themselves or check other reviews such as those in the AHA (June 2000), HAHR (May 2000), Ethnohistory (Sum--Fall 2000) or The Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Sum 2000).
Dobyns, From Fire to Flood; Martin, "The Prehistory and Ethnohistory," 146.
Goh's obvious expertise was in Sumbanese anthropology and ethnohistory. This focus will make the reader all the more interested in examining Goh's detailed references to ephemeral works by Sumbanese sources.
Its readership includes scholars in linguistics, history, ethnohistory, Latin American studies, anthropology, and archaeology.