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or ar·che·o·log·i·cal

[ahr-kee-uh-loj-i-kuh l]
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  1. of or relating to archaeology.
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Also ar·chae·o·log·ic, ar·che·o·log·ic.

Origin of archaeological

1775–85; < Greek archaiologik(ós) (see archaeology, -ic) + -al1
Related formsar·chae·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·ar·chae·o·log·i·cal, adjective


  1. archaeology.
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Related formsar·che·o·log·i·cal [ahr-kee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɑr ki əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ar·che·o·log·ic, adjectivear·che·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbar·che·ol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for archeological

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • He was offered a position in the archeological department of the museum.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Nelsen hardly cared about the archeological aspects just p. 93 then.

    The Planet Strappers

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • For more than an hour Kennedy delved into the archeological lore in the library.

    The Social Gangster

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • Callanga offers an interesting field for archeological investigation.

    Inca Land

    Hiram Bingham

  • They are all small and of no importance from an archeological standpoint.

British Dictionary definitions for archeological


  1. a variant spelling of archaeology
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Word Origin and History for archeological


alternative spelling of archaeological (see archaeology). Also see ae.

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alternative spelling of archaeology. Also see ae.

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