[ pey-lee-oh-an-thruh-pol-uh-jee or, especially British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi or, especially British, ˌpæl i- /
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the study of the origins and predecessors of the present human species, using fossils and other remains.
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OTHER WORDS FROM paleoanthropologypa·le·o·an·thro·pol·o·gist, nounpa·le·o·an·thro·po·log·i·cal [pey-lee-oh-an-thruh-puh-loj-i-kuhl or, especially British, pal-ee-], /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌæn θrə pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, especially British, ˌpæl i-/, adjective
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And the clavicle alone, Berger says, would have electrified the world of paleoanthropology.
Scientific definitions for paleoanthropology
[ pā′lē-ō-ăn′thrə-pŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of extinct members of the genus Homo sapiens by means of their fossil remains.
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