archaeo-, archeo-, archae-, arche-, archa-, archi-, -arch

(Greek: original [first in time], beginning, first cause, origin, ancient, primitive, from the beginning; most basic)

arched
1. Forming an arch or a curve like that of an arch.
2. Provided, made, or covered with an arch.
archedictyon
The name given to a hypothetical scheme of wing venation proposed for the very first winged insect.

It is based on a combination of speculation and fossil data. Since all winged insects are believed to have evolved from a common ancestor, the archediction represents the "template" that has been modified (and streamlined) by natural selection for 200 million years.

According to current dogma, the archedictyon contained 6-8 longitudinal veins.

archegenesis
1. Spontaneous generation.
2. The hypothesis that life can come into being from nonliving matter.
archegonium
A multicellular, often flask-shaped, egg-producing organ occurring in mosses, ferns, and most gymnosperms.
archegony
Spontaneous generation; abiogenesis.
archehypnotic
Occurring at the beginning of sleep.
archencephalon
The part of the primitive embryonic brain from which the forebrain and midbrain develop.
archenemy (s) (noun), archenemies (pl)
A chief enemy or someone's main or worst enemy.
archenteron
The central cavity of the gastrula, which ultimately becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity.
archeogeology (s) (noun), archeogeologies (pl)
A branch of geology that studies the geological formations of the remote past: "Archeogeology integrates some archaeological fields with relevant geological sciences to investigate the geological effects on historical sites, monuments, and other properties concerning constructive materials (type, situation, and position of mines and other natural resources) and destructive the geological forces in the environment; such as, earthquakes, faults, and earth movements."

"Archeogeologies make use of geological maps that indicate prehistoric layers of the earth's crust, faults, historic and recently found mines, hydrology layers, and seismological information all of which provide basic information in this field."

archeography
A systematic description of antiquities.
archeokinetic
Denoting or relating to a primitive type of motor nerve mechanism, such as is found in the peripheral and the ganglionic nervous systems.
archeologist, archaeologist (s) (noun); archeologists, archaeologists (pl)
A professional scholar who studies and reconstructs the human past through its physical remains: The work of an archaeologist involves the scientific finding, collecting, cleaning, sorting, identifying, and measuring objects found in or on the earth or sea.

Usually the motives of archeologists are to record and to interpret ancient cultures rather than to collect and to display artifacts for a profit.

Those who study history through ancient monuments and objects.
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Archeopithecus
Ancient monkey and ape species.
archepyon
1. Thick or cheesy pus.
2. Caseated or thickened pus.

Related "time" units: aevum, evum; Calendars; chrono-; horo-; pre-; Quotes: Time; tempo-.