- The definition of archaeology is the study of human history, particularly the culture of historic and prehistoric people through the discovery and exploration of remains, structures and writings.
An example of archaeology is examining mummies in tombs.
archaeology definition by Webster's New World
Origin: archaeo- plush -logy
archaeology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French archéologie, from New Latin archaeologia, from Greek arkhaiologiā, antiquarian lore : arkhaio-, archaeo- + -logiā, -logy.
- arˌchae·o·logˈi·cal , arˌchae·o·logˈic adjective
- arˌchae·o·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
- arˌchae·olˈo·gist noun
archaeology - Cultural Definition
The recovery and study of material objects, such as graves, buildings, tools, artworks, and human remains, to investigate the structure and behavior of past cultures. Archaeologists rely on physical remains as clues to the emergence and development of human societies and civilizations. Anthropologists, by contrast, to interact with living people to study their cultures.
archaeology - Science Definition