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English definition of “archaeology”


noun [U] ( also US archeology)     /ˌɑːkiˈɒlədʒi/
the study of ancient cultures by looking for and examining their buildings , tools , and other objects Archaeology
archaeological ( also US archeological)     /ˌɑːkiəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ adjective He is on an archaeological dig in Egypt.
(Definition of archaeology noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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