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archaeology

ar·chae·ol·o·gy [or] ar·che·ol·o·gy

archaeology [or] archeology

 
pronunciation:
ar ki a lih ji
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part of speech: noun
definition: the systematic and scientific study of past human life and culture using information gained from the analysis of their artifacts, such as pottery, tools, buildings, and the like.
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derivation: archaeologist (n.)
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