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archaeology

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From Ancient Greek ἀρχαιολογία (arkhaiologia), antiquarian lore, ancient legends, history) < ἀρχαῖος (arkhaios), primal, old, ancient) + λόγος (logos), speech, oration, study).

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archaeology

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archaeology (-)
  1. The study of the past through material remains. Often focused upon the life and culture of ancient peoples, but also applied to the more recent past. In American usage, one of the four sub-disciplines of anthropology.

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