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paleoanthropology

[¦pāl·ē·ō‚an·thrə′päl·ə·jē]
(anthropology)
A branch of anthropology concerned with the study of fossil humans.

Paleoanthropology

 

a branch of anthropology that studies the physical types and evolution of fossil man—Archanthropinae, Palaeoanthropus, and ancient Neoanthropinae. Paleoanthropological studies encompass the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, during which the races of modern man were conclusively formed. It is incorrect to apply the term “paleoanthropology” to investigations of bony remains of ancient man of later historical periods.

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In reflecting upon the work, although it presents an overview of the status quo of prehistory and palaeoanthropology written from a Time-lordly perspective and the deeply enmeshed politics creating those intellectual perspectives, I wondered if the authors were trying to, or even wanted to make any deeper points.
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It has not yet been applied in the field of palaeoanthropology and is trialled here in order to see if it is in agreement with the cladistic analysis.
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Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, School of Human and Environmental Studies, University of New England, Armidale NSW
According to Gao Xing, deputy director and a research fellow of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Palaeoanthropology, the excavation will start in mid May and last two months at the western slope of the Peking Man Site.
PhD dissertation, Department of Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, University of New England.
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Reviewed by lain Davidson, Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, University of New England