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paleoanthropology

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of extinct members of the genus Homo sapiens.

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  • n. The scientific study of ancient human remains.

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  • n. the scientific study of human fossils

Etymologies

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From paleo- + anthropo- + -logy.

Examples

  • One interesting application of this sort of thing, I suppose, might be in paleoanthropology.

    Choosing To Evolve

  • The history of paleoanthropology, which is supposed to be the focus in addition to the paleontology, is indeed a topic worthy of a History Channel documentary.

    A TV show that might not suck - The Panda's Thumb

  • But he does write on many anthropological topics as well, such as paleoanthropology - one of my favorite topics!

    Anthropology.net

  • ends such as paleoanthropology, phylogenetics and natural history.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Like science fiction, he writes, prehistoric fiction extrapolates from scientific discourse, in this case paleoanthropology.

    Cave Man Stories

  • Not surprisingly, Dean Falk settles on these two episodes, in "The Fossil Chronicles," to illustrate the highly contentious nature of paleoanthropology.

    Bones That Tell a Tale

  • But Ms. Falk has brought the subjects together with a personal touch, producing an appealing narrative that compares an old debate (the Taung child) with a newer one (hobbits) to gauge how much—or how little—paleoanthropology has changed in the past century.

    Bones That Tell a Tale

  • In the annals of paleoanthropology—the study of ancient humans—two disputes stand out: the discovery of the "Taung child" in 1925 and the revelation in 2004 of fossil "hobbits" on Flores Island in Indonesia.

    Bones That Tell a Tale

  • The compressed history of Ethiopia that made up the first part of the exhibit felt tacked on ( "okay, we'll let you take this unique artifact on the road, but you have to tell something about our country"), the hands-on section in the middle on the practice of paleoanthropology and the structure of

    1/31/09: Thirty-one random days make a month

  • But rather in the sense of seeing how the notion can be reconciled with modern science, specifically with modern paleoanthropology the study of human origins.

    Michael Ruse: Original Sin, Evolution and Human Origins

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