paleontology

[ pey-lee-uh n-tol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF paleontology

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Is paleontology able to succeed where physical geology fails?

Standard writers on paleontology, as has been seen, assume that she can.

The second department of science claiming our attention is that of paleontology.

The whole work of American paleontology has, of course, been along these lines.

Features articles of interest to students of mineralogy, geology, and paleontology.

MAN has been described as a “walking museum of paleontology.”

In the realm of paleontology this work supplants all predecessors.

Stratigraphy and paleontology are concerned with the sedimentary and life history of the earth.

It relies on the facts of paleontology, and fills up the gaps in this by comparative anatomy and ontogeny.

The three most valuable sources of evidence in phylogeny are paleontology, comparative anatomy, and ontogeny.

WORD ORIGIN

1833, probably from French paléontologie, from Greek palaios "old, ancient" (see paleo-) + ontologie (see ontology). Related: Paleontological.

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archaeology

nounstudy of the physical remains of ancient cultures or eras
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