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extinct primate of about 38 million years ago; fossils found in Egypt Aegyptopithecus
tiny (150 to 300 grams) extinct primate of 46 to 50 million years ago; fossils found in Algeria; considered by some authorities the leading candidate for the first anthropoid Algeripithecus minutus
fossils found in Ethiopia; from 3.5 to 4 million years ago Australopithecus afarensis
extinct primate having powerful chewing muscles along with large molars and small incisors; fossils found in Kenya genus Kenyapithecus , Kenyapithecus
layer of rock with a particular composition (especially of fossils); for dating the stratum geological horizon
chiefly tropical or xerophytic woody plants; practically unknown as fossils but considered close to the ancestral line of angiosperms Gnetales , order Gnetales
scientific study of human fossils human palaeontology , human paleontology , palaeoanthropology , paleoanthropology
study of fossils palaeontology , paleontology
fossils, study of palaeontology , paleontology
bones and fossils, study of ancient paleontology
fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II Peking man
study of prehistoric human artifacts and human fossils protoarchaeology , protoarcheology
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