Meaning of paleethnology

pa•le•eth•nol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (pā"lē-eth-nol'u-jē esp. Brit. pal"ē-), [key]
— n.
  1. (formerly) the branch of ethnology concerned with the earliest or most primitive races of humankind.
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