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
  3. There can be little doubt that the digits of the terrestrial limb are homologous with endoskeletal fin- rays, but the evolution of the axis of the limb is not to be ascertained either from development or palaeontology. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham