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archaeologist

or ar·che·ol·o·gist

[ ahr-kee-ol-uh-jist ]

noun

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


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An unusual mud-wrapped mummy is leading archaeologists to rethink how nonroyal Egyptians preserved their dead.

As archaeologists, these scientists study human history and prehistory.

Their skeletons, their genomes, and the isotopic signatures of their diets all look so much like wolves that archaeologists can’t reliably say who’s who.

The specimen marks a technological turn to manipulating objects with wide, flat stone surfaces, say Ron Shimelmitz, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa in Israel, and his colleagues.

Some archaeologists, however, doubt that the artifacts are even stone tools and say they instead are just naturally broken rocks.

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?

Laurie Rush, the military archaeologist, admitted, “Our most exciting days are the days we discover we were wrong.”

The now-novelist grew up wanting to be an archaeologist without knowing what that meant.

An old fellow more archaeologist than judge, who found delight in the petty squabbles under his eyes.

This notable archaeologist began his career in the East as an officer in the Bombay army.

Near her sat a much less remarkable person—Thomas Grealy, historian and archaeologist.

Generally speaking, the position of a European archaeologist in India is very sad.

But I think perhaps Corhampton church is of more interest to the archaeologist than to the average tourist.

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