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archaeology

noun [U] ( also US archeology)
 
 
/ˌɑːkiˈɒlədʒi/
the study of ancient cultures by looking for and examining their buildings, tools, and other objectsArchaeology
archaeological ( also US archeological)
 
 
/ˌɑːkiəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ adjective
He is on an archaeological dig in Egypt.
Translations of “archaeology”
in Korean 고고학…
in Arabic عِلْم الآثار…
in French archéologie…
in Turkish arkeoloji…
in Italian archeologia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 考古學…
in Russian археология…
in Polish archeologia…
in Spanish arqueología…
in Portuguese arqueologia…
in German die Archäologie…
in Catalan arqueologia…
in Japanese 考古学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 考古学…
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