Neopaleontology (S/F)

Neopaleontology (literally meaning “the new study of ancient time”) is a sub-field of paleontology using advanced scientific techniques, generally involving genetics and genomics, to study prehistoric life as opposed to studying physical fossilized remains. De-extinction is often considered the hallmark of neopaleontology, although many paleontologists such as Dr. Alan Grant are skeptical of its reliability. Because of the charismatic yet controversial nature of de-extinction’s products, neopaleontology has historically been a pivotal part of the Genetic Age.