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a specialist in , the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
Contemporary Examples

At first look, archeologists on the project say the remains are not consistent with war injuries or other violent deaths.
The Uffizi’s Secret Mass Grave Barbie Latza Nadeau February 14, 2014

At last, archeologists have resolved the debate over the first Americans (hint: they walked).
Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia Doug Peacock March 26, 2014

In 2006 a group of Spanish archeologists then set out to prove the German speculations.
Swallowed By the Sea Simon Winchester March 19, 2011

In 1999, archeologists Mark Papworth and Larry Lahren and I asked the Anzick family for permission to revisit the burial site.
Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia Doug Peacock March 26, 2014

Atlantis, most archeologists have agreed for decades, must have been somewhere near Gibraltar.
Swallowed By the Sea Simon Winchester March 19, 2011

Historical Examples

This indicates to archeologists the original purpose of the hanging.
The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee

archeologists have dug up some unusual burials from this period.
Aztec Ruins National Monument–New Mexico John M. Corbett

In 1955, archeologists discovered the remnants of an early 17th-century forge.
New Discoveries at Jamestown John L. Cotter

The archeologists coming to Compiègne first notice that all its churches are “malorientées.”
Royal Palaces and Parks of France Milburg Francisco Mansfield

These curious buildings, though now prehistoric, in a sense, are believed by archeologists to be later than the Spanish conquest.
The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West Robert E. Anderson

a variant spelling of archaeology

alternative spelling of archaeology. Also see ae.

1824; see archaeology + -ist.


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  • Archeozoic

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