human paleontology

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Noun1.human paleontology - the scientific study of human fossilshuman paleontology - the scientific study of human fossils
vertebrate paleontology - the paleontology of vertebrates
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* Human paleontology (paleoanthropology): The study of prehistoric human and proto-human fossils.
Distinguishing archaeology from human paleontology, mostly Spanish researchers here report on a decade of excavating and interpreting artifacts besides human remains in a region of northern Tanzania that has long been associated with the first sign of human activity, and what they reveal about human behavior before television.

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