archaeological

[ahr-kee-uh-loj-i-kuhl]
adjective
of or pertaining to archaeology.
Also, archaeologic, archeological, archeologic.


Origin:
1775–85; < Greek archaiologik(ós) (see archaeology, -ic) + -al1

archaeologically, adverb
hyperarchaeological, adjective
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archaeology or archeology (ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
prehistory See also protohistory the study of man's past by scientific analysis of the material remains of his cultures
 
[C17: from Late Latin archaeologia, from Greek arkhaiologia study of what is ancient, from arkhaios ancient (from arkhē beginning)]
 
archeology or archeology
 
n
 
[C17: from Late Latin archaeologia, from Greek arkhaiologia study of what is ancient, from arkhaios ancient (from arkhē beginning)]
 
archaeological or archeology
 
adj
 
archeological or archeology
 
adj
 
archaeo'logically or archeology
 
adv
 
archeo'logically or archeology
 
adv
 
archae'ologist or archeology
 
n
 
arche'ologist or archeology
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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