- a specialist in archaeology, the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
Origin of archaeologist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for archaeologist
The archaeologist Sarah Nelson is in her eighties, and she would go dig in China this minute if she could get grant money.
It depends on the archaeologist and the circumstances, but I think they would all take their sweet time if they could.
Did you ever want to be an archaeologist when you were a kid?
The now-novelist grew up wanting to be an archaeologist without knowing what that meant.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance
September 30, 2014
Ironically, the first archaeologist to explore the cave had a connection to the most legendary fictional explorer.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors
August 14, 2014
"I'm goin' to find out what an archaeologist is," she declared.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
I did not think one could be an archaeologist and yet not believe in fetichism.Balthasar
Jackson, the archaeologist of yesterday, becomes the cricketer of to-day.Mike
P. G. Wodehouse
He would also have known that I was the archaeologist for the expedition.
Little about him suggested that he was an archaeologist with an international reputation.
Word Origin and History for archaeologist
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper