[pey-lee-oh-an-thruh-pol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
the study of the origins and predecessors of the present human species, using fossils and other remains.
Origin of paleoanthropology
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The scientific study of extinct members of the genus Homo sapiens by means of their fossil remains.
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