Definition of "palaeontology" [palaeontology]

  • Alternative spelling of paleontology. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "palaeontology" in a sentence
  • "Some say that the people involved in palaeontology are all a bit mad."
  • ""Without cladistics, palaeontology is no more of a science than the one that proclaimed that Earth was 6,000 years old and flat – and then had the effrontery to claim divine sanction for this view.""
  • "That application of the sciences of biology and geology, which is commonly known as palaeontology, took its origin in the mind of the first person who, finding something like a shell, or a bone, naturally imbedded in gravel or rock, indulged in speculations upon the nature of this thing which he had dug out -- this "fossil" -- and upon the causes which had brought it into such a position."