Definitions for "Paleography"
An ancient manner of writing; ancient writings, collectively; as, Punic paleography.
The study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing; the art or science of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their origin, period, etc., from external characters; diplomatics.
The study of handwriting. In Dead Sea Scrolls studies, the pioneering paleographic work of Frank M. Cross has yielded a picture of the development of Hebrew handwriting that is still used to date manuscripts.