Meaning of “archaeology” - Learner’s Dictionary

archaeology

noun [ U ] also US archeology us uk /ˌɑːkiˈɒlədʒi/

the study of ancient cultures by looking for and examining their buildings, tools, and other objects

archaeological adjective also US archeological us uk /ˌɑːkiəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/

He is on an archaeological dig in Egypt.

(Definition of “archaeology” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)