Meaning of “archaeology” - Learner’s Dictionary

archaeology

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

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

archaeological ( also US archeological) uk us /ˌɑːkiəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ adjective

He is on an archaeological dig in Egypt.

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