c. 1600, "ancient history," from French archéologie (16c.) or directly from Greek arkhaiologia "the study of ancient things;" see archaeo- + -ology. Meaning "scientific study of ancient peoples" recorded by 1825. Related: Archaeological; archaeologically.
1. He is course tutor in archaeology at the University of Southampton.
2. A distinction must be made between archaeology proper and science-based archaeology.
3. Aerial photography has revolutionized the study of archaeology.
4. She teaches archaeology at the university.
5. Michel Foucault (1972), The Archaeology of Knowledge; hereafter this text will be abbreviated as AK.