or ar·che·ol·o·gist



a specialist in archaeology, the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.

Origin of archaeologist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for archaeologist

paleontologist, excavator, classicist

Examples from the Web for archaeologist

Contemporary Examples of archaeologist

Historical Examples of archaeologist

  • "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.


    Anatole France

  • Jackson, the archaeologist of yesterday, becomes the cricketer of to-day.


    P. G. Wodehouse

  • He would also have known that I was the archaeologist for the expedition.

    The Golden Skull

    John Blaine

  • Little about him suggested that he was an archaeologist with an international reputation.

    The Golden Skull

    John Blaine

Word Origin and History for archaeologist

1824; see archaeology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper