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archaeology

noun [U] (also archeology)  us   /ˌɑr·kiˈɑl·ə·dʒi/
the study of ancient cultures through examination of their buildings, tools, and other objects
archaeological
adjective [not gradable] (also archeological)  us   /ˌɑr·ki·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/
I always wanted to go on an archaeological dig.
archaeologist
noun [C] (also archeologist)  us   /ˌɑr·kiˈɑl·ə·dʒɪst/
A marine archaeologist has uncovered the wreck of the sunken ship.
Translations of “archaeology”
in Arabic عِلْم الآثار…
in Korean 고고학…
in Malaysian kaji purba…
in French archéologie…
in Turkish arkeoloji…
in Italian archeologia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 考古學…
in Russian археология…
in Polish archeologia…
in Vietnamese khảo cổ học…
in Spanish arqueología…
in Portuguese arqueologia…
in Thai โบราณคดี…
in German die Archäologie…
in Catalan arqueologia…
in Japanese 考古学…
in Indonesian ilmu purbakala, arkeologi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 考古学…
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