- the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other such remains, especially those that have been excavated.
- Rare. ancient history; the study of antiquity.
Origin of archaeology
Examples from the Web for archeology
That is, if archeology could let it stand without spinning the hard facts to fit an ambitious pre-conceived political agenda.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia
March 27, 2014
“It was certainly an extremely lethal epidemic,” says Andrea Pessina, the archeology superintendent for Tuscany.The Uffizi’s Secret Mass Grave
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 15, 2014
A study of the culture, archeology, and language of the tribe.North Dakota
One day of archeology, one day of fishing, and one of hunting, that's three already.The Companions of Jehu
Alexandre Dumas, pre
But who can have the strange idea of searching in Lesueur for an archeology?Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good
History is apt to resolve itself into archeology or politics.
Archeology is sometimes more valuable than philology in throwing light on the meaning of ancient words.The Covenant of Salt
Henry Clay Trumbull
- a variant spelling of archaeology
Word Origin and History for archeology
- The scientific study of past human life and culture by the examination of physical remains, such as graves, tools, and pottery.
The recovery and study of material objects, such as graves, buildings, tools, artworks, and human remains, to investigate the structure and behavior of past cultures. Archaeologists rely on physical remains as clues to the emergence and development of human societies and civilizations. Anthropologists, by contrast, to interact with living people to study their cultures.