What does Archaeology mean?

Definitions for Archaeology
ˌɑr kiˈɒl ə dʒiArchae·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. archeology, archaeologynoun

    the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

Wiktionary

  1. archaeologynoun

    The study of the past through material remains. Often focused upon the life and culture of ancient peoples, but also applied to the more recent past. In American usage, one of the four sub-disciplines of anthropology.

    Etymology: From ἀρχαιολογία, from ἀρχαῖος + λόγος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Archaeologynoun

    the science or study of antiquities, esp. prehistoric antiquities, such as the remains of buildings or monuments of an early epoch, inscriptions, implements, and other relics, written manuscripts, etc

    Etymology: [Gr. 'archaiologi`a; 'archai^os ancient (fr. 'archh` beginning) + lo`gos discourse, le`gein to speak.]

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  1. Archaeology

    Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes. Because archaeology employs a wide range of different procedures, it can be considered to be both a science and a humanity, and in the United States it is thought of as a branch of anthropology, although in Europe it is viewed as a separate discipline. Archaeology studies human prehistory and history from the development of the first stone tools in eastern Africa 3.4 million years ago up until recent decades. It is of most importance for learning about prehistoric societies, when there are no written records for historians to study, making up over 99% of total human history, from the Palaeolithic until the advent of literacy in any given society. Archaeology has various goals, which range from studying human evolution to cultural evolution and understanding culture history.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Archaeology

    The scientific study of past societies through artifacts, fossils, etc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Archaeology in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Archaeology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Archaeology in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Reeves:

    The key is to excavate slowly and carefully and record well. The fact is this isn't a race. All archaeology is disruption. We can't go back and re-do it, so we have to do it well in the first place, i’m feeling more certain today than I expected to be.

  2. Ayman Soliman:

    The sectors we will work in include industry, traditional and renewable energy, tourism and archaeology.

  3. James Benford:

    This is essentially extraterrestrial archaeology Im talking about.

  4. Curtis Marean:

    This unique confluence of food from the land and sea cultivated the complex cultures revealed by the archaeology and provided safe harbor for humans during the glacial cycles that revealed that plain and made much of the rest of the world unwelcoming to human life.

  5. Jim Jobling:

    One of the (Texas AM University archaeology) students said, 'Oh my God, slavery,'.

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