- the branch of paleontology concerned with the study of fossilized tracks, trails, burrows, borings, or other trace fossils as evidence of the occurrence or behavior of the organisms that produced them.
Origin of ichnology
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For several years after this he assisted his father in arranging the museum and compiling tables for the Ichnology.
Ichnology, ik-nol′o-ji, n. footprint lore: the science of fossil footprints.
- the study of trace fossils
Word Origin for ichnology
C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track
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