(ˌpeɪ li oʊ ænˈθrɒp ɪk; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

pertaining to prehistoric humans.
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Anthropologists believe these 10 hominids were modern humans in their primitive stage, likely just after evolving from archaic humans, the first fossilized remains that provide clues to the linkage between paleoanthropic and neanthropic humans.
That Africa was the home of early man has long been accepted, the Dr Louis Leakey family building their paleoanthropic reputation on it.