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1. The study and scholarly interpretation of earlier, especially ancient, writing and forms of writing.
a. The documents whose writing is so studied.
b. The manner of writing in an earlier, especially ancient, document or set of documents.

pa′le·og′ra·pher n.
pa′le·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), pa′le·o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of palaeographer
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Noun1.paleographer - an archeologist skilled in paleography
archaeologist, archeologist - an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
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The Author gave proof of his competence of land historian, paleographer, diplomatist and publisher, doing much for the history of the province of Caserta.
The seven essays are the result of several years of research, says paleographer Orsini, and were originally published in Italian.
Raji (1993) said that she is convinced as an Arabic paleographer archivist that any history of archival development, which does not touch the development of Muslim archives is incomplete.
The Oxford paleographer demonstrates his unique talents by unlocking the secrets along the trail.
Working independently and simultaneously, paleographer Jane Roberts has also asked, "What if the drawings were made by the scribe?" (2) Her research corroborates the scientific evidence.
If we are to believe Wikipedia (I discourage my students from citing this source in their papers), De los Santos was almost comparable to Rizal because he was: 'a noted Filipino historian, literary critic, art critic, jurist, prosecutor, antiquarian, archivist, scholar, painter, poet, musician, musicologist, philosopher, philologist, bibliographer, journalist, editor, publisher, paleographer, ethnographer, biographer, researcher, civil servant, patriot and hero.' So how come nobody seems to have heard of him?
Well, James was a medievalist, paleographer, and biblical scholar, so it's reasonable to assume he had a particular affinity for the past.
It was a tough slog for her because her advisor, a Jesuit-trained paleographer, was extraordinarily rigorous, and the topic, on the well-worn subject of the emergence of genuine historical writing in the Middle Ages, was not exciting, but her thesis probably had more footnotes and a longer bibliography than mine.
For engaging, nontechnical insight into the work of a paleographer, look to the fourth chapter, "Aquinas's Lost Roman Commentary: An Historical Detective Story," by John F.
In 2006, however, the respected paleographer Grace Ioppolo stated that the date should be read as 1595.
In three stanzas of trimeter quatrains, Merrill introduces three examples of deductive recovery in the face of material loss: that of the archaeologist who reconstructs a handmaiden's form from an errant finger in the shattered statuary of an ancient pediment; that of the poet (or reader, or paleographer) who conjures an ode from the remains of a single metrical foot; and that of the steward of a brain-damaged companion, whose patient attention allows him to discern a message in his aphasic friend's torrent of incoherent speech, to infer at last the all-important, misplaced word: (16)