A scientist who collects fossils and determine their age, reconstruct past environments, and determine the evolutionary sequence of rock structures by examining fossils within the rock.

Some paleonotlogists work in the oil industry, but many are out there digging up old dinosaur bones.

Pa`le*on*tol"o*gist (?), n. [Cf. F. pal'eontologiste.]

One versed in paleontology.


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