archaeology (US also archeology) NOUN the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of physical remains.
DERIVATIVES archaeologic adjective archaeological adjective archaeologist noun.
ORIGIN from Greek arkhaios 'ancient' .

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