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Definition of "archaeology" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • The study of man's past by scientific analysis of the material remains of his cultures (noun)

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Use "archaeology" in a sentence
  • "Again, equating evolutionary biology with archaeology is a fatally-flawed analogy because in archaeology we already know who the designers will be, and what they're like."
  • "I argue with folks on this but I think even the archaeology is clear that high carb diets are unhealthy."
  • "For many, the purpose of archaeology is to explain and to prove what is contained in the Bible."