Definitions for paleoanthropologyˌpeɪ li oʊˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•le•o•an•thro•pol•o•gyˌpeɪ li oʊˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-(n.)

  1. the study of the origins and predecessors of the present human species.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

Origin of paleoanthropology:


pa`le•o•an`thro•po•log′i•cal-pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paleoanthropology, palaeoanthropology, human paleontology, human palaeontology(noun)

    the scientific study of human fossils


  1. paleoanthropology(Noun)

    The scientific study of ancient human remains.


  1. Paleoanthropology

    Paleoanthropology, anthrōpos, "man", understood to mean humanity, and -logia, "discourse" or "study", which combines the disciplines of paleontology and physical anthropology, is the study of ancient humans as found in fossil hominid evidence such as petrifacted bones and footprints.


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