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(ˌpeɪ li oʊ dʒiˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

the science of representing the earth's geographic features belonging to any part of the geologic past.
pa`le•o•ge•og′ra•pher, n.
pa`le•o•ge`o•graph′ic (-ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk) pa`le•o•ge`o•graph′i•cal, adj.

paleogeography, palaeogeography

the branch of geography that studies the features of the earth of past geologie times. — paleogeographer, palaeogeographer, n.paleogeographic, palaeogeographic, paleogeographical, palaeogeographical, adj.
See also: Geography


The study of the Earth's past geography.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paleogeography - the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochspaleogeography - the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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