Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


I have, as everybody knows, devoted my whole life to Egyptian archaeology.

This attitude of suspense is not without precedent in archaeology.

On the contrary, our own gropings, eclecticism, and archaeology are the symptoms of impotence.

Obviously America was a more interesting subject than archaeology.

They belong to the field of archaeology rather than to history.

Archaeology has heightened interest of the Chinese in their past.

The discovery of this palace was one of the first-class "finds" of archaeology.

To the past, for no one was more keenly interested in archaeology.

Late rhapsodists would not delve in the archaeology of the Mycenaean prime.

Archaeology is a modern science, one might almost say a disease of the time.


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.