HyperDic: archaeology

English > 1 sense of the word archaeology:
NOUNcognitionarchaeology, archeologythe branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
archaeology > pronunciation
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English > archaeology: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures.
Category ofBronze Age(archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons
Clovis cultureThe Paleo-American culture of Central America and North America
Folsom cultureThe Paleo-American culture of Central America and North America
Iron Age(archeology) the period following the Bronze Age
Stone Age(archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
anastylosisThe archeological reassembly of ruined monuments from fallen or decayed fragments (incorporating new materials when necessary)
armilla(archeology) a bracelet worn around the wrist or arm
burial mound, grave mound, barrow, tumulus(archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
culture, civilization, civilisationA particular society at a particular time and place
dig, excavation, archeological siteThe site of an archeological exploration
eitchen midden, midden, kitchen midden(archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
NarrowerAssyriologyarcheology of the ancient Assyrians
Egyptologyarcheology of ancient Egyptian artifacts
SumerologyThe archeology of ancient Sumerians
marine archeology, marine archaeology, underwater archeology, underwater archaeologyThe archeology of underwater sites
paleoclimatology, palaeoclimatologyThe study of the climate of past ages
paleoethnography, palaeoethnographyThe ethnography of paleolithic humans
paleogeography, palaeogeographyThe study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
paleographyThe study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)
paleology, palaeologyThe study of (especially prehistoric) antiquities
paleopathology, palaeopathologyThe study of disease of former times (as inferred / inferred / inferred from fossil evidence)
paletiology, palaetiologyThe explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes (as geological causes)
protohistory, protoanthropologyThe study humans prior to the invention of writing
BroaderanthropologyThe social science that studies the origins / origins and social relationships of human beings
Adjectivesarchaeological, archaeologicrelated to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology
Nounsarchaeologistan anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture

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