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archaeology

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Definition the study of ancient cultures through study of  material remains
  • She is on an archaeological dig.
  • They stopped digging the tunnel until an archaeologist can properly excavate the remains.
  • His eyes reminded me of a description of a gigantic Egyptian eye that was found in one of the pyramids I read about in a book on black magic. Somehow an archaeologist's wife ended up with this huge stone eye in her bedroom, and...
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • archaeologist = someone who studies ancient cultures
  • The white buildings of Missing looked rounded at the edges, worn down, as if they'd been excavated in an archaeological dig but not restored.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Someone dies, the wife of an American soldier, a former Japanese officer, an archaeologist in Taiwan or Hong Kong.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • The archaeologist who was quoted on Kryptos, Nola knew, was in fact famed Egyptologist Howard Carter.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • George accepted Victorian society so implicitly that to an archaeologist he would be a fascinating object.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • For a while I could almost detach myself from the place and its history and take pleasure in it purely as an archaeological site.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • She was going to need an archaeologist to sort through the reams and reams of paper that filled the rooms.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • An archeologist searches for traces of the distant past by digging through layers of cultural history.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • It looked like something that an archeological dig might have turned up, that hadn't been properly cleaned yet.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • There are Jane Harrison's books on Greek archaeology; Vernon Lee's books on aesthetics; Gertrude Bell's books on Persia.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • The Magistrate displayed interest in archaeology.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • It was like some kind of archaeological crossword... a riddle that promised to reveal how to open the cryptex.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • (Staring straight at BRADY) Deacon of the Congregational Church— and professor of geology and archeology at Oberlin College.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • I plan to become an archaeological zoologist.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Bibliography Archeology Histology Lexicology.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • "All right, just supposing there's something, I take it you're not here for the sheer industrial archeology of it all.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Professor Sullivan stood by one of the great statues that had been such a challenge to archaeology since Easter Island was discovered.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • The place felt like an archeological site, the ruins of a lost American civilization. bags of money
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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