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 Dictionary entry overview: What does archaeologist mean? 

  The noun ARCHAEOLOGIST has 1 sense:

1. an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture

  Familiarity information: ARCHAEOLOGIST used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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An anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture

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Nouns denoting people


archaeologist; archeologist

Hypernyms ("archaeologist" is a kind of...):

anthropologist (a social scientist who specializes in anthropology)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "archaeologist"):

Egyptologist (an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology)

paleographer; paleographist (an archeologist skilled in paleography)

pothunter (a nonprofessional archeologist)

Instance hyponyms:

Arthur Evans; Evans; Sir Arthur John Evans (British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941))

Heinrich Schliemann; Schliemann (German archaeologist who discovered nine superimposed city sites of Troy; he also excavated Mycenae (1822-1890))

Homer A. Thompson; Homer Armstrong Thompson; Homer Thompson; Thompson (United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000))

Sir Mortimer Wheeler; Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler; Wheeler (Scottish archaeologist (1890-1976))

Johann Joachim Winckelmann; Johann Winckelmann; Winckelmann (German archaeologist and art historian said to be the father of archaeology (1717-1768))

Sir Charles Leonard Woolley; Sir Leonard Woolley; Woolley (English archaeologist who supervised the excavations at Ur (1880-1960))

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