paletiology


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paletiology, palaetiology

an explanation of events of the past through the laws of causation. — paletiologist, palaetiologist, n.paletiological, palaetiological, adj.
See also: Past
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Noun1.paletiology - the explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes (as geological causes)
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures