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The study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms.

pa′le·on′to·log′ic (-ŏn′tə-lŏj′ĭk), pa′le·on′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pa′le·on·tol′o·gist n.


(Palaeontology) a variant spelling of palaeontological
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Adj.1.paleontological - of or relating to paleontology
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As I slowly recalled my collegiate studies and paleontological readings in Bowen's textbooks, I realized that I had looked upon nothing less than a diplodocus of the Upper Jurassic; but how infinitely different was the true, live thing from the crude restorations of Hatcher and Holland
Some of the well known dinos will also appear in context - a crocodile-like Sarcosuchus lurks in a Cretaceous swamp, herds of Diplodocus graze a Jurassic forest and there'll be Lego re-creations of fossils, dinosaur skeletons in museums and paleontological digs.
The project seeks to strengthen national capacities at the federal, regional and local levels for the better protection, promotion and transmission of Paleontological World Heritage sites of Ethiopia.
And it has become my dream to build a research centre that is dedicated to educating Egyptian vertebrate palaeontologists, expanding awareness of Egypt's vertebrate paleontological resources and developing vertebrate paleontological collection, preparation, study, and the curation of Egypt's fossil vertebrates.
Some of her adventures include spending several years as a paleontological artist, CGI-animating a couple of museum films, constructing a 16-ft long dinosaur puppet called Snaps, eating tasty muktuk, snow-machining on the Chukchi Sea and meeting a polar bear.
The significance of this anticlinorium is many paleontological findingsand economic commodities.
Through a cooperative partnership with the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC), home to 'Bruce', the world's largest mosasaur skeleton, author Larry Verstraete and paleoart illustrator Julius Csotonyi combine fascinating facts, astonishing discoveries, and the latest paleontological information to bring the ancient marine creatures of the Seaway to vivid life.
During the course of two 12-week missions, the crew will conduct a sustained program of geological, paleontological and micro-biological field exploration while operating under many of the same constraints that human explorers on the Red Planet would face," Mars Society - the nonprofit carrying out the mission - said in a (http://mars160.
The scope of Barrada's show transcends the objects themselves, however, to scrutinize the culture of paleontology and the framing of the paleontological narrative.
The analysis showed the obliquity in both the paleontological record and in computer model data, but the surprise was that in the computer spectral analysis ("prism"), the 41,000-year tilt appeared in the Tropics, and "that's not supposed to be there," explains DeLong.
Students enrolled in the Natural Sciences Department are learning scientific principles and procedures as part of paleontological studies and water research projects.
85-million-year-old little finger bone, dubbed OH 86, was found at the Olduvai Gorge paleontological site in northern Tanzania and is believed by scientists to belong to an unidentified ancient hominin species, Daily Mail reported.