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archaeologist

or archeologist

[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jist] /ˌɑr kiˈɒl ə dʒɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in archaeology, the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
Origin of archaeologist
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Examples from the Web for archaeologist
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  • It has given us glimpses of the workshop of the archaeologist, the anthropologist, and the etymologist.

    Mazes and Labyrinths W. H. Matthews
  • Little about him suggested that he was an archaeologist with an international reputation.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • This work has been directed by archaeologist Quibell, maintained by the present Egyptian government.

  • He thrust at Tony, but the archaeologist knocked the spear aside.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • Dr. Anthony Briotti, archaeologist of the Spindrift staff, leaned forward.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
Word Origin and History for archaeologist
n.

1824; see archaeology + -ist.

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