Definitions of fossilist

n a specialist in paleontology

palaeontologist, paleontologist
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Stephen Jay Gould
United States paleontologist and popularizer of science (1941-2002)
Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey
English paleontologist whose account of fossil discoveries in Tanzania changed theories of human evolution (1903-1972)
Mary Douglas Leakey
English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
Richard Erskine Leakey
English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
Sir Richard Owen
English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
French paleontologist and philosopher (1881-1955)
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a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences

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