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synonyms for excavation

  • dig
  • mining
  • removal
  • burrow
  • cavity
  • cut
  • cutting
  • ditch
  • dugout
  • hole
  • hollow
  • mine
  • pit
  • quarry
  • shaft
  • trench
  • trough
  • blasting
  • unearthing
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antonyms for excavation

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  • solid
  • filling
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How to use excavation in a sentence

The criticisms got even worse when military excavations in the new Marine base revealed dozens of sites containing human remains and cultural artifacts.
THE REAL LOVE INTEREST IN NETFLIX’S OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP IS THE US MILITARYRACHEL RAMIREZNOVEMBER 23, 2020VOX
The team also found remains of several large mammals at the excavation site, including taruca, or Andean deer, and vicuña, which are related to alpacas.
A FEMALE HUNTER’S REMAINS HINT AT MORE FLUID GENDER ROLES IN THE EARLY AMERICASKATE BAGGALEYNOVEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The book’s strength lies not in any innovative, broad analysis but in its excavation of important episodes of the early years.
DID STALIN’S RISE TO POWER FORETELL THE BUTCHERY THAT CAME NEXT?ROBERT SERVICEOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Blakeslee plans to explore more underground features of the Kansas site with additional remote sensing techniques before starting excavations so that digging can precisely target the earthwork and any surrounding remains.
DRONES FIND SIGNS OF A NATIVE AMERICAN ‘GREAT SETTLEMENT’ BENEATH A KANSAS PASTUREBRUCE BOWERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Upstream from Etzanoa sites, excavations have uncovered remnants of a separate Wichita town that ran for about three kilometers, he says.
DRONES FIND SIGNS OF A NATIVE AMERICAN ‘GREAT SETTLEMENT’ BENEATH A KANSAS PASTUREBRUCE BOWERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
PG&E, whose transmission lines were determined to have sparked the blaze, launched a major cleanup effort, including hiring a fleet of hydrovac trucks — special excavation equipment for digging around buried wires and gas lines.
THE MYSTERY HOUSE: HOW A SUSPICIOUS MULTIMILLION DOLLAR REAL ESTATE DEAL IS CONNECTED TO CALIFORNIA’S DEADLIEST FIREBY SCOTT MORRIS, BAY CITY NEWS FOUNDATIONAUGUST 26, 2020PROPUBLICA
At his persuasion the pope purchased the vineyard, and the archological commission began the work of excavation.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
He stopped above an excavation where Charnock and another were cutting a hole in the frozen gravel.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Soon after, I descended from the tree, and went to the excavation.
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They were now standing in a glade, if we may use this word to designate a vast and dark excavation.
THE UNDERGROUND CITYJULES VERNE
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WORDS RELATED TO EXCAVATION

  • antiquarianism
  • excavation
  • paleohistory
  • paleology
  • paleontology
  • prehistory
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