paleoanthropology

noun pa·leo·an·thro·pol·o·gy \ ˌpā-lē-ō-ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-lə-jē , especially British ˌpa- \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of paleoanthropology

: a branch of anthropology dealing with fossil hominids

paleoanthropological

play \ˌpā-lē-ō-ˌan(t)-thrə-pə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, especially British ˌpa-\ adjective

paleoanthropologist

play \ˌpā-lē-ō-ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-lə-jist, especially British ˌpa-\ noun

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1908


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