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archaeology

noun [U] (also archeology)  /ˌɑr·kiˈɑl·ə·dʒi/ us  
the study of ancient cultures through examination of their buildings, tools, and other objects
archaeological
adjective [not gradable] (also archeological)  /ˌɑr·ki·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/ us  
I always wanted to go on an archaeological dig.
archaeologist
noun [C] (also archeologist)  /ˌɑr·kiˈɑl·ə·dʒɪst/ us  
A marine archaeologist has uncovered the wreck of the sunken ship.
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