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palaeontology

the study of fossils to determine the structure and evolution of extinct animals and plants and the age and conditions of deposition of the rock strata in which they are found
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palaeontology

the study and dating of fossilized remains. The work of palaeontologists, sometimes working in close association with archaeologists and physical anthropologists, is of interest to sociologists for the light that it throws on human origins and on evolutionary processes in general. Evidence from palaeontology and from geology played a major role in the initial establishment of an evolutionary view of biological and human development during the 19th-century see also EVOLUTIONARY THEORY.
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And they get people excited about dinosaurs and that leads to people coming to the museum and there I can go, 'Hey, you're here, let's take a moment to talk about what real palaeontology is.
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At the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology it is possible to take photographs of the collection for educational purposes without the problem of copyright issues and this could be the case at other museums if they are asked.
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Education/training: BSc in Geology; PhD in Palaeontology; two-year post-doctoral fellowship
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Research fields include palaeontology, archaeology (Indus civilisation, Islamic period), society and culture in the colonial and post-colonial era, and contemporary studies.
Within the pale yellow walls of the ROM's vertebrate palaeontology lab, David Evans and his ROM colleagues work on fossils that have been collected from all over the world.
Kley, co-editor of the recent study in the Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology Memoir, as saying.