archaeological archaeological  /ˌɑr ki ə ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology

Usage(s):

  1. The infamously looted Baghdad museum has been reclaiming many of its stolen artifacts, but theft in the country's unsecured archaeological sites continues.
  2. Plenty of archaeological sites date back that far, or nearly so, but scientists have found only about 50 skeletons of such antiquity, most of them fragmentary.
  3. We have returned hundreds of stolen archaeological artifacts from Pakistan, Iran and Iraq.

News

  1. Lynchburg College Grad Students Dig into the Past

    Lynchburg, VA - Some Lynchburg College graduate students are looking for pieces of the past in the ground. They're in the midst of an archaeological dig at Historic Sandusky.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Lynchburg

  2. Archaeological ordinance rankles council president

    Demolition, excavation, tree removal and other “ground-disturbing work” is about to get more pricey for some residents. Town Council members recently approved an ordinance requiring property owners who live on archaeological sites to obtain an archaeological assessment prior to receiving any permits for “ground-disturbing work.” Planning, Zoning and Building Director John Page said town staff ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Palm Beach Daily News

  3. Report: Stone Age technological and cultural innovation accelerated by climate

    Archaeological and genetic evidence suggests that modern humans (the modern form of Homo sapiens, our species) originated in Africa during the Stone Age, between 30,000 and 280,000 years ago. read more        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: TG Daily

Quotes

  1. "If the data coincide with the conclusions of the further study of that archaeological relic, then we may say the expedition has discovered the Italian Rosandra ship," Tare told The Associated Press.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Auron Tare Source: The Associated Press

  2. Domingo, a Spanish tenor who began his career in Mexico, noted that "it is painful to see other sites, like Petra, Jordan, where the tourists climb up on the structures and rocks. The archaeological heritage has to be cared for, and preserved."
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Placido Domingo Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Nighthawkers, by hoarding the finds or selling them on without recording or provenance, are thieves of valuable archaeological knowledge that belongs to us all," Barry Cunliffe, interim chairman of English Heritage, said in a statement on the...
    on Feb 16, 2009 By: Barry Cunliffe Source: Bloomberg

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