Meaning of “archaeology” in the English Dictionary

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archaeologynoun [ U ]

US also archeology uk /ˌɑː.kiˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ us /ˌɑːr.kiˈɑː.lə.dʒi/

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


(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 ancient cultures through examination of their buildings, tools, and other objects

adjective [ not gradable ] also archeological us /ˌɑr·ki·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/

I always wanted to go on an archaeological dig.
noun [ C ] also archeologist us /ˌɑr·kiˈɑl·ə·dʒɪst/

A marine archaeologist has uncovered the wreck of the sunken ship.

(Definition of “archaeology” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)