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.(noun)
An example of archaeology is examining mummies in tombs.
See archaeology in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: archaeo- + -logy
See archaeology in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French archéologie
Origin: , from New Latin archaeologia
Origin: , from Greek arkhaiologiā, antiquarian lore
Origin: : arkhaio-, archaeo-
Origin: + -logiā, -logy.
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