What does the word palaeontology mean?

Usage examples for palaeontology

  1. If Mr. Gladstone's latest information on these matters is derived from the famous discourse prefixed to the " Ossemens Fossiles," I can understand the position he has taken up; if he has ever opened a respectable modern manual of palaeontology, or geology, I cannot. – The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature Essay #4 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition" by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. At present Palaeontology yields no safe data to the ethnologist. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
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