Definition of palaeoethnology in English:

palaeoethnology

noun

  • The study of ancient and prehistoric human societies and their development, especially from an ethnological perspective.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Archaeologia. From palaeo- + ethnology. Compare Italian paleoetnologia, French paléoethnologie.

Pronunciation

palaeoethnology

/ˌpeɪlɪəʊɛθˈnɒlədʒi//ˌpalɪəʊɛθˈnɒlədʒi/