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a variant spelling of palaeology


(ˌpeɪ liˈɒl ə dʒi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl ɛ-)

the study of antiquities.
pa`le•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
pa`le•ol′o•gist, n.

paleology, palaeology

the study of antiquities. — paleologist, palaeologist, n.paleologic, palaeologic, paleological, palaeological, adj.
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Noun1.paleology - the study of (especially prehistoric) antiquities
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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In Barth's understanding, Eden (which means "delight") is an almost necessary element of any origin myth--the lost Golden Age--that cannot serve our purposes in modern paleology, and, for sound Irenaean reasons of theology, cannot be a literal description of how things really were in the primal human past.
To tackle more detailed and fundamental challenges as to whether the Arabic script of the Qur'an was changed, Azami includes chapters on the evolution of reading aids in the mushaf (Chapter 8), and the history of Arabic paleology and orthography and how these were manifest in the Qur'an (Chapter 9, 10).
Next, Murphy traces what he calls the tradition of "poetic paleology .