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archaeologist

or ar·che·ol·o·gist

[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jist]
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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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Origin of archaeologist

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Related Words

paleontologistexcavatorclassicist

Examples from the Web for archaeologist

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • "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

    Anatole France

  • 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.

    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

n.

1824; see archaeology + -ist.

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