Definition of archaeological in US English:

archaeological

(also archeological)

adjective

  • Relating to archaeology.

    ‘uprooting trees will disturb any archaeological remains below ground level’
    ‘the archaeological sites of Mesopotamia’
    • ‘It was a determined effort to apply the new archaeological information to the creation of a new architecture directly inspired by the antique.’
    • ‘Among the recent urban planning efforts in Athens is one of the most ambitious modern engineering/archaeological projects ever undertaken.’
    • ‘The situation was further complicated by the archaeological researches in Egypt of scholars attached to the conquering armies of Napoleon.’
    • ‘An archaeological dig is taking place near the palace.’
    • ‘The remains that emerged from the overburden of centuries of rubbish were themselves the object of intense archaeological interest.’
    • ‘The stadium resembles a modern archaeological relic poised in an excavated landscape.’
    • ‘Changes of material mark positions of former walls, a revelation of archaeological history.’
    • ‘This enclosure for archaeological remains at Ephesus elegantly reconciles historic conservation with accessibility for visitors.’
    • ‘We substituted many of the archeological pieces with replicas for tactile discovery.’
    • ‘The complex includes a major library, museum, youth center and hostel, classroom facilities, and an archaeological research institute.’

Pronunciation

archaeological

/ˌɑrkiəˈlɑdʒək(ə)l//ˌärkēəˈläjək(ə)l/