paleopedology

[ pey-lee-oh-pi-dol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊ pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i- /

noun

the branch of pedology dealing with the soils of past geologic ages.

Origin of paleopedology

First recorded in 1925–30; paleo- + pedology1
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