palaeontology

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palaeontology

the study of fossil animals and plants. Compare NEONTOLOGY.
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In addition to Palau, Yap, Fiji, New Zealand (discussed in another section below), Mangaia's archaeological record is at odds with claims of early human presence inferred palaeontologically. Although palaeosedimentary data from its swamp cores have been cited as evidence for human presence as early as 2500 years ago, no Mangaian occupation sites have been found older than c.
Taking into account that this portion of the UNKG lacks palaeontologically studied sites, we have decided to adopt another stratigraphic concept by assigning the low-resistivity rocks to the Turonian, and not Coniacian, clays.
Creswell Crags is a very rich site, both archaeologically and palaeontologically. "I think the presence of rock art, as well as previously known bone art, confirms that this site was of special significance to early people visiting the area.