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ethnohistory

Line breaks: ethno|his¦tory
Pronunciation: /ˌɛθnəʊˈhɪst(ə)ri
 
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Definition of ethnohistory in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of anthropology concerned with the history of peoples and cultures, especially non-Western ones: experts on Minoan ethnohistory
More example sentences
  • It is an ethnographic study of a specific regional, supra-ethnic and transcultural phenomenon of the Guyana Highlands, situated in the context of ethnohistory and modernisation.
  • He is an Andean scholar whose studies meld ethnography, ethnohistory and ethnoscience.
  • For example, he recounts his own scholarship in ethnohistory - the marriage of anthropology and history - as a way of showing how a number of scholars have crossed disciplinary boundaries to study interesting questions.

Derivatives

ethnohistorian

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Over the last several decades archaeologists have identified many missions sites, and ethnohistorians have reconstructed many facets of the Spanish-Indian encounter.
  • For years, ethnohistorians have insisted that American history cannot be understood thoroughly without including Indian people as legitimate historical actors.
  • Historians and ethnohistorians generally place sporadic European contacts alongside internal factors as critical in the consolidation of political authority and the emergence of political hierarchies in Virginia.

ethnohistoric

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • The northern and central part of the South American continent was described as such in all the early chronicles and ethnohistoric accounts.
  • It is of particular interest that there is no known ethnographic or ethnohistoric account of such ceramic items among the current residents of the region, the Odawa.
  • It is argued, based on archaeological and ethnohistoric data, that the layout of the mound, burials, and charnel features is patterned after Native American notions of the cosmos.

ethnohistorical

3
adjective
Example sentences
  • By 1999, all six indigenous territories in Bosawas were mapped and zoned, and there were ethnohistorical and socioeconomic studies for each territory conducted by the people themselves.
  • For over forty years Swanton worked for the Smithsonian's Bureau of Ethnology gathering ethnohistorical information about southeastern Indians.
  • The implications of this essay, when read in conjunction with the earlier historic and ethnographic chapters, are manifold, and indicate fertile ground for further ethnohistorical investigation.

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