- archaeology (US also archeology) ► NOUN ▪ the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of physical remains.DERIVATIVES archaeologic adjective archaeological adjective archaeologist noun.ORIGIN from Greek arkhaios 'ancient' .
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archaeology — (n.) c.1600, ancient history, from Fr. archéologie (16c.) or directly from Gk. arkhaiologia the study of ancient things; see ARCHAEO (Cf. archaeo ) + OLOGY (Cf. ology). Meaning scientific study of ancient peoples recorded by 1825. Related:… … Etymology dictionary
archaeology — *anthropology, ethnology … New Dictionary of Synonyms
archaeology — is the BrE spelling; archeology is AmE … Modern English usage
archaeology — [n] study of the physical remains of ancient cultures or eras antiquarianism, excavation, paleohistory, paleology, paleontology, prehistory; concept 349 … New thesaurus
archaeology — [är΄kē äl′ə jē] n. [ ARCHAEO + LOGY] the scientific study of the life and culture of past, esp. ancient, peoples, as by excavation of ancient cities, artifacts, etc. archaeological [är΄kēə läj′i kəl] adj. archaeologically adv. archaeologist n … English World dictionary
Archaeology — For the magazine about archaeology, see Archaeology (magazine). Excavations at the site of Gran Dolina, in the Atapuerca Mountains, Spain, 2008 Archaeology, or archeology (from Greek ἀρχαιολογία, archaiologia … Wikipedia
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