archeology (esp. Brit. archaeology) NOUN the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of physical remains.
DERIVATIVES archeologic adjective archeological adjective archeologist noun.
ORIGIN from Greek arkhaios 'ancient' .

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  • Archeology — Ar che*ol o*gy, n., Archeological Ar che*o*log ic*al, a. the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures. Same as {Arch[ae]ology}, etc. Syn: archaeology, Arch[ae]ology [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • archeology — (n.) alternative spelling of ARCHAEOLOGY (Cf. archaeology). Also see AE (Cf. ae) …   Etymology dictionary

  • archeology — [är΄kē äl′ə jē] n. alt. sp. of ARCHAEOLOGY archeological [är΄kēə läj′i kəl] adj. archeologically adv. archeologist n …   English World dictionary

  • archeology — noun see archaeology …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • archeology — archeological /ahr kee euh loj i keuhl/, archeologic, adj. archeologically, adv. archeologist, n. /ahr kee ol euh jee/, n. archaeology. * * * …   Universalium

  • archeology — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. history, anthropology. Frozen history. Gregory Mason …   English dictionary for students

  • archeology — ar|che|ol|o|gy [ˌa:kiˈɔlədʒi US ˌa:rkiˈa: ] n [U] an American spelling of ↑archaeology …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • archeology — ar|che|ol|o|gy [ ,arki alədʒi ] another spelling of archaeology …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • archeology — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)kiɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] see archaeology …   English dictionary

  • archeology — n. study of ancient cultures through their artifacts …   English contemporary dictionary