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A museum display of fossil hominid skulls

Paleoanthropology (or palaeoanthropology) combines the study of paleontology and physical anthropology. It is the study of human evolution.[1]

The subject is also closely connected to archaeology.[2] The evidence of tool-making and other activities shows the subtle but important changes in thinking that early humans went through.[3]

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References

  1. "Introduction to human evolution". Smithsonian Institution. http://humanorigins.si.edu/education/introduction-human-evolution. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  2. Barry Lewis; Robert Jurmain & Lynn Kilgore 2013. Understanding humans: an introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology. 11th ed, Belmont CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, p. 18.
  3. "Dexterity and early tools". WGBH Educational Foundation; Clear Blue Sky Productions, Inc. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/07/4/l_074_01.html. Retrieved 17 August 2016.