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[ahr-kee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɑr ki əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
of or pertaining to archaeology.
Also, archaeologic, archeological, archeologic.
1775-85; < Greek archaiologik(ós) (see archaeology, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
archaeologically, adverb
hyperarchaeological, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for archaeological
  • Moving from concept to reality, however, required an archaeological dig of sorts.
  • The national park has thousands of ancient archaeological sites.
  • Antiquarian and archaeological societies are not enumerated here, nor local historical and archaeological societies.
  • archaeological evidence indicates that bands of modern and archaic people sometimes lived near each other for thousands of years.
  • We excavate to find both literal and cultural treasures, digging mines and unearthing archaeological discoveries.
  • archaeological digs have unearthed widespread evidence of breath-hold diving in seaside cultures.
  • For years nailing down the date and location of the origin of chess was stymied by an archaeological conundrum.
  • Because it's an extinct geo-political society, there is an added archaeological dimension.
  • Many foreign archaeological missions were suspended last year because of the lack of security.
  • His approach to them was archaeological rather than strictly genealogical, discovering his family within himself.

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