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paleoanthropology Syllabification: pa·le·o·an·thro·pol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌpālēōˌanTHrəˈpäləjē/

Definition of paleoanthropology in English:


The branch of anthropology concerned with fossil hominids.
Example sentences
  • The announcement electrified the paleoanthropology community.
  • The pattern of population size change across the Pleistocene has come to be of critical interest, linking paleodemography with population genetics, paleoecology, and paleoanthropology.
  • Contributors include accomplished specialists in geology, paleontology, and paleoanthropology.


Pronunciation: /-pəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • The most notable paleoanthropological find in the country was ‘Lucy,’ a female Australopithicus afarensis discovered in 1974 and referred to as Dinqnesh by Ethiopians.
  • The Turkana Basin is famous for its paleontological, paleoanthropological, and archeological records from both east and west of this large lake in the eastern part of the rift system.
  • Threaded through this vivid story of fieldwork, paleoanthropological politics, and on-the-spot war reportage is Kalb's nervy struggle simply to stay in the game.
Example sentences
  • Thus, this monograph is a welcome publication for those who work on the later Neogene, and for paleoanthropologists interested in the ecological context of basal hominids.
  • This will be a must for any paleoanthropologist or paleontologist working on fossil primates.
  • I believe most of these contradictory problems are caused by paleoanthropologists insisting on calling all the australopithecines ‘hominids,’ rather than hominoids.
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