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archaeology


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archaeology  \Ar`ch[ae]*ol"o*gy\,  n.  [Gr.  ?;  'archai^os  ancient 
  (fr.  'archh`  beginning)  +  ?  discourse,  ?  to  speak.] 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archaeology 
  n  :  the  branch  of  anthropology  that  studies  prehistoric  people 
  and  their  cultures  [syn:  {archeology}] 




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