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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of archaeology.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of archaeology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures. Same as archæology, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

Etymologies

From Middle French archéologie, from Ancient Greek ἀρχαιολογία (arkhaiologia, "antiquarian lore, ancient legends, history"), from ἀρχαῖος (arkhaios, "primal, old, ancient") + λόγος (logos, "speech, oration, study"). (Wiktionary)

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