paleoanthropology

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pa·le·o·an·thro·pol·o·gy

 (pā′lē-ō-ăn′thrə-pŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of extinct and prehistoric hominins and their primate relatives, chiefly by examining fossils and artifacts.

pa′le·o·an′thro·po·log′ic (-pə-lŏj′ĭk), pa′le·o·an′thro·po·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pa′le·o·an′thro·pol′o·gist n.

pa•le•o•an•thro•pol•o•gy

(ˌpeɪ li oʊˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

n.
the study of the origins and predecessors of the present human species.
[1915–20]
pa`le•o•an`thro•pol′o•gist, n.
pa`le•o•an`thro•po•log′i•cal (-pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.

paleoanthropology

The scientific study of primitive human beings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paleoanthropology - the scientific study of human fossilspaleoanthropology - the scientific study of human fossils
vertebrate paleontology - the paleontology of vertebrates
Translations
paléoanthropologie