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- noun science fiction A fictional
science, concerned with the physical remains of aliencultures. These may be found on planetswhich have been inhabited or visited by extraterrestrials.
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(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.
"The reception being held up at the Aerie for the xenoarchaeology team that your government has brought here to study the cloud-reefs.
The only remotely good xenoarchaeology paper I can recall was one which proposed massive orbital structures might create diffraction patterns visible in starlight)