- (noun) A fictional science, concerned with the physical remains of alien cultures. These may be found on planets which have been inhabited or visited by extraterrestrials.
"(Now if the word xenoarchaeology had been used I might have agreed."
"I did know the xenoarchaeology research team that I'd joined was one of Thu's reform showpieces, intended to demonstrate Thu's enlightened governmental process."
"Likewise a serious study of how xenoarchaeology is practiced could give genuinely useful insights into the assumptions in SETI programmes."
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