archaeology

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Archaeology \Ar'ch[ae]*ol"o*gy\ ([aum]r'k[-e]*[o^]l"[-o]*j[y^]), n. [Gr. 'archaiologi'a; 'archai^os ancient (fr. 'archh' beginning) + lo'gos discourse, le'gein to speak.] The science or study of antiquities, esp. prehistoric antiquities, such as the remains of buildings or monuments of an early epoch, inscriptions, implements, and other relics, written manuscripts, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

archaeology

noun

1: the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures [syn: {archeology}, {archaeology}]


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