Definition of palaeodemography in English:

palaeodemography

(US paleodemography)

noun

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

    • ‘The pattern of population size change across the Pleistocene has come to be of critical interest, linking paleodemography with population genetics, paleoecology, and paleoanthropology.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

palaeodemography

/ˌpalɪəʊdɪˈmɒɡrəfi/