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prehistory,

period of human evolution before writing was invented and records kept. The term was coined by Daniel Wilson in 1851. It is followed by protohistory, the period for which we have some records but must still rely largely on archaeological evidence to provide a coherent account. The study of prehistory is concerned with the activities of a society or culture, not of the individual, and is limited to the material evidence that has survived.
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He details the prehistory of the battalion from 1901 to 1915, including recruitment and training, facilities, uniforms, supplies, and the transformation of the Toronto Mounted Rifles to the 9th Toronto Light Horse to the 9th Mississauga Horse, as well as preparations to join World War I; the battalionAEs training and move to the Western Front in 1916 under the command of Samuel Beckett; engagements during the rest of the war and the battalionAEs new commanding officer Colin Harbottle; the return home and transition to the Toronto Scottish Regiment; and its interwar history from 1918 to 1931.
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Kirch conveys a synthetic view of Hawaiian prehistory that captures well his own research and much of the modern consensus of what probably happened.
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