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Variant of archaeology.
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(Archaeology) a variant spelling of archaeology
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or ar•che•ol•o•gy(ˌɑr kiˈɒl ə dʒi)
the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other remains.
ar`chae•o•log′ic (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪk) ar`chae•o•log′i•cal, adj.
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the scientific study of human remains and artifacts. — archaeologist, archeologist, n. — archeologie, archaeologic, archeological, archaeological, adj.See also: Antiquity
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|Noun||1.||archeology - 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
marine archaeology, marine archeology, underwater archaeology, underwater archeology - the archeology of underwater sites
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)
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
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