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ethnoarchaeology

[eth-noh-ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɛθ noʊˌɑr kiˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of archaeology that studies contemporary primitive cultures and technologies as a way of providing analogies and thereby patterns for prehistoric cultures.
Also, ethnoarcheology.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; ethno- + archaeology
Related forms
ethnoarchaeologist, noun
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