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the study of fossil animals and plants in order to deduce their ecology and the environmental conditions in which they lived


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    /ˌpælɪəʊˌɛθnəʊˈbɒtənɪ/ noun 1. the study of fossil seeds and grains to further archaeological knowledge, esp of the domestication of cereals

  • Palaeogene

    /ˈpælɪəˌdʒiːn/ adjective 1. of or formed in the Palaeocene, Eocene, and Oligocene epochs noun 2. the Palaeogene, the Palaeogene period or system

  • Palaeogeography

    /ˌpælɪəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ/ noun 1. the study of geographical features of the geological past

  • Palaeography

    /ˌpælɪˈɒɡrəfɪ/ noun 1. the study of the handwritings of the past, and often the manuscripts as well, so that they may be dated, read, etc, and may serve as historical and literary sources 2. a handwriting of the past

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