palaeoanthropology


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palaeoanthropology

(ˌpælɪəʊˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the branch of anthropology concerned with primitive man
ˌpalaeoˌanthroˈpologist n
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Noun1.palaeoanthropology - the scientific study of human fossilspalaeoanthropology - the scientific study of human fossils
vertebrate paleontology - the paleontology of vertebrates
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Co-supervisor Dr Qi Zhao from the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, where the specimens are housed, added: 'It's great to see our idea of posture shift confirmed, and in such a clear-cut way, from the orientation of the horizontal ear canal.
He subsequently got his PhD in Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology at the Australian National University.
"Previous excavations, they didn't have the access to the dating methods that we do these days to actually confirm that the deposits and the archaeology really were that old," said Andy Herries, Associate Professor of Palaeoanthropology and Geoarchaeology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, who was not part of the study.
Contributors from biology, primatology, palaeoanthropology, psychology, social anthropology, ethnobiology, and archaeology examine social and cultural transmission from a wide range of perspectives.
In 2012, Xu Xing of the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology in Beijing and his colleagues uncovered a 9-metre-long tyrannosaur by the name of Yutyrannus huali3 from a similar time period.
Department of Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, University of New England
VAN (2009): "From the origin of language to the diversification of languages: What can archaeology and palaeoanthropology say?".
Professor Lee Berger, a Reader in Palaeoanthropology and the Public Understanding of Science at the Wits Institute for Human Evolution, is visiting China as part of a South African delegation promoting trade, business and tourism relations between the two competitive city regions, Gauteng and Shanghai.
He contrasts the detached gentlemanly pursuit of palaeoanthropology in Ethiopia with the terrible and violent history and current conditions of people living in this area, and it is a fair point.
He argues that recent insights from unrelated fields, primatology, palaeoanthropology and developmental psychology, can be drawn together to formulate a scientifically satisfying theory of madness.
Berthet's novel is divided into three parts, perhaps in homage to the hominization theory that accredited palaeoanthropology with scientific reputability: the Three Age System (1836) of Christian Jurgensen Thomsen.
But such precision and deductive character is not possible in a field like, say, geology (and still less palaeoanthropology), where we have a constant succession of explanatory hypotheses, models and historical scenarios.