ar·chae·ol·o·gy or ar·che·ol·o·gy (är′kē-ŏlə-jē)
The systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery.
[French archéologie, from New Latin archaeologia, from Greek arkhaiologiā, antiquarian lore : arkhaio-, archaeo- + -logiā, -logy.]
ar′chae·o·logi·cal (-ə-lŏjĭ-kəl), ar′chae·o·logic adj.
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