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ar·chae·ol·o·gy

or ar·che·ol·o·gy  (är′kē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery.

[French archéologie, from New Latin archaeologia, from Greek arkhaiologiā, antiquarian lore : arkhaio-, archaeo- + -logiā, -logy.]

ar′chae·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), ar′chae·o·log′ic adj.
ar′chae·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ar′chae·ol′o·gist n.

archaeology

(ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪ) or

archeology

n
(Archaeology) the study of man's past by scientific analysis of the material remains of his cultures. See also prehistory, protohistory
[C17: from Late Latin archaeologia, from Greek arkhaiologia study of what is ancient, from arkhaios ancient (from arkhē beginning)]
archaeological, archeological adj
ˌarchaeoˈlogically, ˌarcheoˈlogically adv
ˌarchaeˈologist, ˌarcheˈologist n

ar•chae•ol•o•gy

or ar•che•ol•o•gy

(ˌɑr kiˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other remains.
[1600–10; < Greek archaiología the discussion of antiquities. See archaeo-, -logy]
ar`chae•o•log′ic (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪk) ar`chae•o•log′i•cal, adj.
ar`chae•o•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
ar`chae•ol′o•gist, n.

ar·chae·ol·o·gy

or ar·che·ol·o·gy (är′kē-ŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of past human life and culture by the examination of physical remains, such as graves, tools, and pottery.

archaeology, archeology

the scientific study of human remains and artifacts. — archaeologist, archeologist, n.archeologie, archaeologic, archeological, archaeological, adj.
See also: Antiquity

archaeology

The study of the history of humankind, based on material evidence from the past, especially ruins of buildings and artifacts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archaeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their culturesarchaeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
anastylosis - the archeological reassembly of ruined monuments from fallen or decayed fragments (incorporating new materials when necessary)
armilla - (archeology) a bracelet worn around the wrist or arm
burial mound, grave mound, tumulus, barrow - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
Assyriology - archeology of the ancient Assyrians
Egyptology - archeology of ancient Egyptian artifacts
Sumerology - the archeology of ancient Sumerians
palaeoclimatology, paleoclimatology - the study of the climate of past ages
palaeogeography, paleogeography - the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
paleography - the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)
palaeopathology, paleopathology - the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
palaetiology, paletiology - the explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes (as geological causes)
palaeology, paleology - the study of (especially prehistoric) antiquities
protoanthropology, protohistory - the study humans prior to the invention of writing
palaeoethnography, paleoethnography - the ethnography of paleolithic humans
culture, civilisation, civilization - a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
Clovis culture - the Paleo-American culture of Central America and North America; distinguished chiefly by sharp fluted projectile points made of obsidian or chalcedony
Folsom culture - the Paleo-American culture of Central America and North America; distinguished chiefly by a thin finely made flint projectile point having the shape of a leaf
archeological site, dig, excavation - the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"
eitchen midden, kitchen midden, midden - (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
Bronze Age - (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons
Iron Age - (archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons
Stone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements

archaeology

noun prehistory, protohistory She is keen on anything to do with history and archaeology.

Archaeology

Archaeological periods  Acheulean or Acheulian, Asturian, Aurignacian, Azilian, Bronze Age, chalcolithic, Châtelperronian, Eneolithic, Gravettian, Helladic, Ice age, Iron Age, La Tène, Levalloisian or Levallois, Magdalenian, Mesolithic, Minoan, Mousterian, Mycenaean, Neo-Babylonian, Neolithic or New Stone Age, Old Babylonian, Palaeolithic or Old Stone Age, Solutrean
Archaeological terms  acropolis, alignment, arcade, archaeomagnetism or archeomagnetism, barrow, baulk, bifacial, blade, bogman, bracteate, burin, cairn, callais, cartouch or cartouche, caveman, celt, cirque, cist or kist, clovis point, core, cromlech, cross-dating, dolmen, earthwork, eolith, flake, flint, graffito, henge, hillfort, hogback, hut circle, larnax, ley line, microlith, megalith, mound, neolith, obelisk, palmette, palstave, patella, pylon, radiocarbon dating, retouch, robber trench, sondage, souterrain, stela or stele, stone circle, stratigraphy, tribrach, tumulus, vallum
Translations
argeologie
عِلْم الآثارعِلْمُ الآثار
археология
archeologie
arkæologi
باستان شناسی
arkeologia
ארכאולוגיה
पुरातत्व
arheologija
régészetarcheológia
fornleifafræîi
考古学
고고학
archaeologia
archeologasarcheologijaarcheologinis
arheoloģija
arheologie
archeológia
arheologija
arheologijaархеологија
arkeologi
โบราณคะดีวิชาโบราณคดี
khảo cổ học

archaeology

archeology (esp US) [ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Narqueología f

archaeology

[ˌɑːrkiˈɒlədʒi] narchéologie f

archaeology

, (US) archeology
nArchäologie f

archaeology

[ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪ] narcheologia

archaeology

(aːkiˈolədʒi) noun
the study of objects belonging to ancient times (eg buildings, tools etc found in the earth).
archaeˈologist noun
ˌarchaeoˈlogical (-ˈlo-) adjective
archaeological research/remains.

archaeology

عِلْمُ الآثار archeologie arkæologi Archäologie αρχαιολογία arqueología arkeologia archéologie arheologija archeologia 考古学 고고학 archeologie arkeologi archeologia arqueologia археология arkeologi วิชาโบราณคดี arkeoloji khảo cổ học 考古学
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"Studying botany, or is it archaeology?" inquired Grayne.
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I adore Rome, and I have always had a great taste for archaeology."
This free family event brings together local history and archaeology societies from across Nottinghamshire, along with city and county museums, regional archaeological units, heritage groups and re-enactors and experimental archaeologists.
SDO Archaeology Multan, in a letter sent to Punjab Archaeology department Lahore, identified that there is 'penetration into the Kankar lime plaster layer' on the domes of mausoleums in order to create holes by drill machine so as to put nails inside and fix the spot lights.
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On Wednesday, some people were digging a grave in the local graveyard to bury their dead in Shiekh Yousaf village of Salim Khan area in Mardan when they found two statutes said to be dating back to Gandhara period, said officials of police and archaeology directorate.
The first session, scheduled for Friday, May 10, will feature An Introduction to Archaeology and Archaeological Practice, and is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject.