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.

Origin of archaeologist

archeology

[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee]
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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archeology

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

archeology

n.

alternative spelling of archaeology. Also see ae.

archaeologist

n.

1824; see archaeology + -ist.

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