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archaeologynoun [U]

(US also archeology) uk   /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 ​theirculture and ​society

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(Definition of archaeology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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archaeologynoun [U]

(also archeology)  us   /ˌɑr·kiˈɑl·ə·dʒi/
the ​study of ​ancientcultures through ​examination of ​theirbuildings, ​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 ​sunkenship.
(Definition of archaeology from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “archaeology”
in Korean 고고학…
in Arabic عِلْم الآثار…
in Malaysian kaji purba…
in French archéologie…
in Russian археология…
in Chinese (Traditional) 考古學…
in Italian archeologia…
in Turkish arkeoloji…
in Polish archeologia…
in Spanish arqueología…
in Vietnamese khảo cổ học…
in Portuguese arqueologia…
in Thai โบราณคดี…
in German die Archäologie…
in Catalan arqueologia…
in Japanese 考古学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 考古学…
in Indonesian ilmu purbakala, arkeologi…
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