anthropo- + -geny, attested 1839. As it were from a Greek *ἀνθρωπογένεια (*anthrōpogéneia), hypothetical abstract noun of ἀνθρωπογενής (anthrōpogenḗs, “born of man”).
anthropogeny (usually uncountable, plural anthropogenies)
- The study of human origins, human generation, or the origin and development of man.
study of human origins and development