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- n. Alternative spelling of archaeology or archeology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science or study of antiquities, esp. prehistoric antiquities, such as the remains of buildings or monuments of an early epoch, inscriptions, implements, and other relics, written manuscripts, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of antiquities; that branch of knowledge which takes cognizance of past civilizations, and investigates their history in all fields, by means of the remains of art, architecture, monuments, inscriptions, literature, language, implements, customs, and all other examples which have survived.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
archæ- + -ology (Wiktionary)