One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains.
- ‘We can now study man's pre-history through the field of archeology.’
- ‘Stephan DeStaebler created ‘Torso With Arms Raised II’ to reflect his interest in archeology, geology and history.’
- ‘The discovery of the Vasa warship, in Sweden, is a landmark in the history of marine archeology.’
- ‘The company currently is commissioning what it calls the world's first custom-designed ocean excavator for marine archeology to begin work both at the Guanahacabibes site and at ship wrecks.’
- ‘The awkward relationship between archaeology and history is an old problem.’
- ‘Jaromir Malek studied Egyptology and archaeology at Charles University, Prague.’
- ‘A combination of displays related to paleontology, archeology, geology and history seems to hold some promise as a theme for the weekend.’
- ‘The existing archeology of the site has been carefully preserved or moved.’
- ‘Second, the history of these islands is illuminated by archaeology to a quite extraordinary extent.’
- ‘The purpose of archaeology is to understand the past by studying its material culture.’
- ‘Her interest in the highly specialized field sprang from an early love of history and archeology.’
- ‘I am not a professional archaeologist, but a member of the public with an interest in archaeology and history.’
- ‘With no proper time or resources for archaeology, the results were poor and largely unpublished.’
- ‘Winbush wants to attend college to study archeology or forensic science.’
- ‘A spokesman said there would be a programme of public archaeology on a site rich in historic remains.’
- ‘The right students will be able to proceed to a research degree in archaeology or landscape studies.’
- ‘He supported his genetic arguments with inferences from anthropology, archeology, geography, and linguistics.’
- ‘Early in her career, she introduced themes from the history and archeology of Bulgaria to her work.’
- ‘Nowadays, scarcely a week goes by without archaeology on television and in the major newspapers.’
- ‘Uncertainties in history, archeology, biogeography, anthropology and biosystematics obscure the dates and places of the first domestication of cultivated crops.’
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘ancient history’): from modern Latin archaeologia, from Greek arkhaiologia ‘ancient history’, from arkhaios ‘ancient’. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.
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