Definition of paleoecology
: a branch of ecology that is concerned with the characteristics of ancient environments and with their relationships to ancient plants and animals
paleoecologistplay \ˌpā-lē-ō-i-ˈkä-lə-jist, -e-ˈkä-\ noun
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This is the philosophy of Keith Dobney, a professor of human paleoecology at the University of Liverpool and a co-author of a new study that draws some remarkable conclusions about the lives of Neanderthals by peering beneath their dental enamel.
At least three different elephants existed in the area at the time,but, based upon fossil abundance and the paleoecology of the elephants, the researchers suggest that the tracks were created by Stegotetrabelodon.
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