also spelled Palaeoanthropology, also called Human Paleontology,
interdisciplinary branch of anthropology concerned with the origins and
development of early humans.
other worlds, Paleoanthropology
is a science about human origin and evolution based on fossils record,
primitive (flint, stone) tools, artifact and settlement
locations. Paleoanthropology studies the prehistoric ancestors of
humankind, referred to in a group as hominids.
Don't miss it with Archeology and
- science about modern human activity through the
recovery and analysis
of material culture.
- science about modern humans and human behavior and societies in the
past and present.
be of different types: entire, fragmented skeletons
or just a single bones or teeths, tissue or even
entire bodies preserved in permafrost, footprints etc.
who study this fossils called Paleoanthropologists
They dig for
fossils in the field, bringing them to universities, labs or
where they dissect, study and assemble it.
In the field, discovering physical remains and other fossils follows
painstaking procedures similar to those archaeologists use when
uncovering cultural remains.
Once remains are discovered, they are usually sent to a laboratory or
research center where they are carefully studied, using chemical and
physical dating methods, X-Rays, MRIs, and other special tools.
Paleoanthropologists are most interested in noting how the finds are
similar and how they are different from already established ancestral
Results of their study, allows us to restore human evolution
tree and make some
reconstruction of prehistoric hominids and humans,
as represented on many stamps
from around the world.
[R3] New World Encyclopedia
many thanks to fellow collector Peter Brandhuber for his
support and image of human evolution illustrated by stamps