Archaeology

Scientific study of the material remains of past human life and activities, including human artifacts from the very earliest stone tools to the man-made objects that are buried or thrown away in the present day. Archaeological investigations are a principal source of knowledge of prehistoric, ancient, and extinct cultures.

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Scientific study of the material remains of past human life and activities, including human artifacts from the very earliest stone tools to the man-made objects that are buried or thrown away in the present day. Archaeological investigations are a principal source of knowledge of prehistoric, ancient, and extinct cultures.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300054328. The J. Paul Getty Trust.