Biosciences → Paleontology
Paleontology, also spelled palaeontology or palæontology, is the scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch. It includes the study of fossils to classify organisms and study interactions with each other and their environments. Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as the 5th century BCE. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier's work on comparative anatomy, and developed rapidly in the 19th century. The term itself originates from Greek παλαιός, palaios, "old, ancient", ὄν, on, "being, creature" and λόγος, logos, "speech, thought, study".
– syndicated content from Wikipedia
Organizations relating to Paleontology
Paleopathology Association / Bradford, UK / Est. 1973
International Society of Environmental Micropaleontology, Microbiology and Meiobenthology / Chennai, India / Est. 2001
International Fossil Algae Association / Knoxville TN, USA / Est. 1974
European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists / Karlsruhe, Germany / Est. 2003
Institut méditerranéen d'écologie et paléoécologie / Marseille, France
International Association of Radiolarian Palaeontologists / Niigata, Japan
Association of Australasian Palaeontologists / Sydney, Australia
International Commission on Palaeozoic Microflora / Leimen, Germany / Est. 1958
Micropalaeontology Society, The / Münster, Germany / Est. 1970
Association des diatomistes de langue française / Thonon-les-Bains, France / Est. 1980
International Society for Diatom Research / Aberystwyth, UK / Est. 1985
Marketing Agencies Association Worldwide
Central European Diatomists / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1987
Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1996
International Federation of Palynological Societies / Keyworth, UK / Est. 1966
International Palaeontological Association / Est. 1933
Latin American Association of Paleobotany and Palynology / Diamante, Argentina / Est. 1972
International Organization of Palaeobotany / Dresden, Germany / Est. 1954
Society for Sedimentary Geology / Tulsa OK, USA
International Association for the Study of Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera / Toulouse, France / Est. 1971
International Paleolimnology Association / Est. 2006
East African Association for Paleoanthropology and Paleontology / Est. 2005
World Problems relating to PaleontologyFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.
Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.
UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.
* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.