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xenoarchaeology

Definitions

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  • noun science fiction 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.

Etymologies

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The name derives from Greek ξένος (xenos, stranger, alien), and archaeology (the study of ancients).

Examples

  • (Now if the word xenoarchaeology had been used I might have agreed.

    Archaeoastronomy

  • 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.

    Dreamfall

  • Likewise a serious study of how xenoarchaeology is practiced could give genuinely useful insights into the assumptions in SETI programmes.

    AlunSalt: Ancient Science and the Science of Ancient Things

  • "The reception being held up at the Aerie for the xenoarchaeology team that your government has brought here to study the cloud-reefs.

    Dreamfall

  • The only remotely good xenoarchaeology paper I can recall was one which proposed massive orbital structures might create diffraction patterns visible in starlight)

    Archaeoastronomy

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