archaeologist

[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jist]
noun
a specialist in archaeology, the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
Also, archeologist.


Origin:
archaeolog(y) + -ist

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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
What the motifs symbolized remains a mystery, the archaeologist added.
So far his work as an archaeologist was known only within his profession.
They make an odd couple, the archaeologist and the statue.
Before an archaeologist makes determinations about farming maybe they should
  talk to a farmer.
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