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[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɑr kiˈɒl ə dʒi/
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[ahr-kee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɑr ki əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
archeologic, adjective
archeologically, adverb
archeologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for archeology
  • She graduated from the university with a degree in archeology and anthropology.
  • archeology can kind of act as a corrective to history.
  • The state has loosened purse strings for its little-known underwater archeology department.
  • Here are not one, but two, board games about archeology.
  • Teaching it to high school kids would be as useless as teaching them archeology.
  • But his unique archeology of the type gives him a singular license to define it.
  • archeology is the study of the human past--namely of artifacts and the people who used them.
  • Through the study of archeology and ethnography, people of long ago can still talk to us today.
  • Critters, bugs, and fungi-- these are the enemies of archeology conservators.
  • Check out exhibits on nautical history, local natural history, and local archeology and history.
British Dictionary definitions for archeology


the study of man's past by scientific analysis of the material remains of his cultures See also prehistory, protohistory
Derived Forms
archaeological, archeological (ˌɑːkɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
archaeologically, archeologically, adverb
archaeologist, archeologist, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin archaeologia, from Greek arkhaiologia study of what is ancient, from arkhaios ancient (from arkhē beginning)


a variant spelling of archaeology
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Word Origin and History for archeology

alternative spelling of archaeology. Also see ae.

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archeology in Science
archaeology or archeology
The scientific study of past human life and culture by the examination of physical remains, such as graves, tools, and pottery.
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