palaeozoology


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palaeozoology

(ˌpælɪəʊzuːˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) the study of fossil animals. Also called: palaeontology
palaeozoological adj
ˌpalaeozoˈologist n
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paleozoology, palaeozoology

the study of fossil animals. — paleozoologic, palaeozoologic, paleozoological, palaeozoological, adj.
See also: Fossils
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palaeozoology - the study of fossil animals
paleomammalogy - the paleobiology of ancient mammals
palaeornithology, paleornithology - the paleobiology of birds
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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1988: Palaeozoology and the Mid-European Quaternary past: scope of the approach and selected results.
It is interdisciplinary in approach, the chapters drawing on evidence derived from the disciplines of archaeology, history, paleobotany and palaeozoology. Case studies provide an examination of many environments in Europe east of the River Elbe, and the interaction between natural landscapes and their conceptual and cultural counterparts.