Definition of palaeodemography in English:


(US paleodemography)


mass noun
  • The branch of knowledge that deals with the demographic features of past populations and cultures.

    • ‘Adult sex ratios in fossil assemblages, when discernible via a form of sexual dimorphism, add a valuable dimension to paleodemography because they are strongly linked to sociality in extant species.’
    • ‘Palaeodemography is one of the vital weight-bearing cornerstones of biological anthropology.’
    • ‘A previous study of the palaeodemography of these hominids was made after the 1993 season.’
    • ‘The pattern of population size change across the Pleistocene has come to be of critical interest, linking paleodemography with population genetics, paleoecology, and paleoanthropology.’