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[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jist] /ˌɑr kiˈɒl ə dʒɪst/
a specialist in archaeology, the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
Also, archeologist.
Origin of archaeologist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for archaeologist
  • 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.
  • He's bringing a robotic archaeologist to scour the vessel.
  • Hence they are invaluable to the historian and archaeologist.
  • He was an engineer by day and an archaeologist by night.
  • In such difficult country it is essential for an archaeologist to have long experience in the field.
  • The results suggested three career paths: architect, archaeologist, or hairdresser.
  • As an archaeologist he was more imaginative than scientific.
Word Origin and History for archaeologist

1824; see archaeology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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