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palaeoanthropology

(ˌpælɪəʊˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪ)
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(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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In the years following their discovery, paleoanthropologists of the project conducted extensive analyses of MRD, while project geologists worked on determining the age and context of the specimen.
Meanwhile, archeologists and paleoanthropologists detail in-depth the breathtaking saga of the human species ndash from controlled use of fire and stone tools to sedentary lifestyle and then the invention of writing.
A pattern of birth, death and rebirth, creation and annihilation has become apparent from studies of fossils by paleoanthropologists. Nuclear biologists write of subatomic particles or energy constantly undulating and vibrating in a cosmic dance that appear and disappear, forming attachments and detachments in the process.
Paleoanthropologists believe the first hominins left Africa about 1.7 million years ago, though there's some dispute about what species those early migrants belonged to.
In fact, the range on campus is astounding, with biology researchers printing protein models to see how they might fit together and paleoanthropologists recreating the skull of an ancient ancestor that lived 2 million years ago.
The research gives support to a longtime contention by some paleoanthropologists that certain ancient skeletons might represent human-Neandertal mixes.
Morphological comparison of canid skulls now leads Shipman and some other paleoanthropologists to believe that dogs first became genetically and behaviorally distinct from wolves 36,000 years ago.
Paleoanthropologists concluded the species buried its dead, a trait previously believed to be uniquely human, through a process of elimination -- a common approach in a field which often only has old bones to rely on.
Paleoanthropologists concluded it buried its dead -- a trait previously believed to be uniquely human -- through a process of deduction.
13 ( ANI ): Paleoanthropologists are exploring a Rising Star Cave at a site in South Africa, dubbed the 'Cradle of Humankind,' to find early humans' fossilized specimens.
Our friend Richard Leakey (recipient of the 2013 Isaac Asimov Science Award) is a pioneer in the growing throng of paleoanthropologists who have made this narrative not only possible but plausible.
Paleoanthropologists of the University of Zurich in collaboration with Georgian colleagues in Dmanisi in the south of Georgia have found the intact skull of an early human being.