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[mass noun] The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains.
- ‘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.’
- ‘With no proper time or resources for archaeology, the results were poor and largely unpublished.’
- ‘The right students will be able to proceed to a research degree in archaeology or landscape studies.’
- ‘Nowadays, scarcely a week goes by without archaeology on television and in the major newspapers.’
- ‘A combination of displays related to paleontology, archeology, geology and history seems to hold some promise as a theme for the weekend.’
- ‘The purpose of archaeology is to understand the past by studying its material culture.’
- ‘A spokesman said there would be a programme of public archaeology on a site rich in historic remains.’
- ‘The awkward relationship between archaeology and history is an old problem.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Uncertainties in history, archeology, biogeography, anthropology and biosystematics obscure the dates and places of the first domestication of cultivated crops.’
- ‘Winbush wants to attend college to study archeology or forensic science.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Her interest in the highly specialized field sprang from an early love of history and archeology.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Jaromir Malek studied Egyptology and archaeology at Charles University, Prague.’
- ‘I am not a professional archaeologist, but a member of the public with an interest in archaeology and history.’
- ‘The discovery of the Vasa warship, in Sweden, is a landmark in the history of marine archeology.’
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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