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archaeology

noun [U] uk (US also archeology)   /ˌɑː.kiˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /ˌɑːr.kiˈɑː.lə-/
C1 the study of the buildings, graves, tools, and other objects that belonged to people who lived in the past, in order to learn about their culture and society
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