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[pey-lee-oh-an-thruh-pol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/
the study of the origins and predecessors of the present human species, using fossils and other remains.
Origin of paleoanthropology
1915-20; paleo- + anthropology
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paleoanthropologist, noun
[pey-lee-oh-an-thruh-puh-loj-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌæn θrə pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA),
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paleoanthropology in Science
The scientific study of extinct members of the genus Homo sapiens by means of their fossil remains.
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