Definitions for excavationˌɛks kəˈveɪ ʃən
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excavation, digging, dig(noun)
the act of digging
"there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
dig, excavation, archeological site(noun)
the site of an archeological exploration
"they set up camp next to the dig"
a hole in the ground made by excavating
the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.
An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.
The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.
Archaeological research that unearths buildings, tombs and objects of historical value.
A site where an archaeological exploration is being carried out.
Origin: From excavatio, from excavo, from ex- (out) + cavare (to hollow)< cavus (hollow)< keu-
the act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass
a cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping
an uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel
the material dug out in making a channel or cavity
Origin: [L. excavatio: cf. F. excavation.]
In archaeology, excavation is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains. An excavation site or "dig" is a site being studied. Such a site excavation concerns itself with a specific archaeological site or a connected series of sites, and may be conducted over as little as several weeks to over a number of years.
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- изкоп, разкопки, изкопаванеBulgarian
- excavacióCatalan, Valencian
- Grabung, Ausgrabung, Ausschachtung, AushubGerman
- ανασκαφή, εκσκαφήGreek
- kuoppa, kaivuu, kaivaminen, kaivuujäte, kaivausFinnish
- cladhachScottish Gaelic
- exkavuro, kavajo, exkavo, exkavadoIdo
- penggalian, pengorekan, ekskavasiMalay
- afgraving, opgraving, bouwputDutch
- яма, рытьё, экскавация, копание, раскопка, углубление, окоп, котлованRussian
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