paleethnology

paleethnology

[pey-lee-eth-nol-uh-jee; especially British pal-ee-]
noun
(formerly) the branch of ethnology concerned with the earliest or most primitive races of humankind.

Origin:
1865–70; pale- + ethnology

paleethnologic [pey-lee-eth-nl-oj-ik; especially British pal-ee-] , paleethnological, adjective
paleethnologist, noun
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