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What Is Paleontology

 

Paleontology or archaeology

 

Paleontology is a science focused on plant and animal forms of life and to their traces through the ages. It covers a longer history than archaeology; starting with it's first traces 3,5 billion years ago. Archaeology studies humans and their traces over the few millions years they have been there (more or less 4 millions).

In some cases those two sciences cross each other when, for example, when we study fossils of animals parts which have been eaten by man or human lineage ancestry.



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