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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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The public will be able to participate fully in Live Science and future discoveries as they occur in real time - an unprecedented moment in palaeoanthropology.
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Roberts, Andrew 1991 An analysis of mound formation at Milingimbi, Northern Territory, unpublished master's thesis, Department of Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, University of New England.
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She is now a doctoral candidate in the School of Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology of the Australian National University.