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

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

antarchism (s) (noun), antarchisms (pl)
The principle of opposition to all forms of government and to any restraint of individuals by laws: "Believers in antarchism are against any organized government."
archaeoastronomer (s) (noun), archaeoastronomers (pl)
1. Anyone who studies the knowledge, interpretations, and practices of ancient cultures regarding celestial objects or phenomena.
2. Someone who studies the ancient or traditional astronomies in their cultural context, utilising archaeological and anthropological evidence.
archaeoastronomy (s) (noun), archaeoastronomies (pl)
The study of the knowledge, interpretations, and practices of ancient cultures regarding celestial objects or phenomena: Research in the ancient or traditional archaeoastronomies in their cultural context and utilizing the archaeological and anthropological evidence that can be found about them.
archaeofauna, archeofauna (s) (noun); archaeofaunas, archeofaunas (pl)
Any assemblage of animal remains recovered from a single archaeological context.
archaeogeological, archeogeological
Ancient geological conditions or situations.

For a long time Vesuvius and Pompeii have been an archaeogeological mystery. Bodies found on dense layers of ash indicate that the volcano had been actively pouring pumice and ash into the atmosphere for some time but also that the inhabitants had felt secure enough not to flee.

When the end came; however, it came so quickly that people were caught wherever they were. Hundreds of people in Herculaneum who had time to run and tried to find refuge in doored arched storage caverns were still exposed to such surface temperatures that it is written that a hand raised to protect one's face was burned to the bone, while the other hand, unexposed to the blast, was not.

archaeogeology (s), (noun), archaeogeologies (pl)
The study of ancient geological conditions or situations.
archaeo-geophysics, archeo-geophysics; archaeogeophysics, archeogeophysics
Any systematic collection of ancient geophysical data
archaeolater (s) (noun), archaeolaters (pl)
A person who worships anything old and no longer being used; archaic.
archaeolatry, archeolatry (s) (noun); archaeolatries, archeolatries (pl)
The devotion to or the worship of ancient customs, expressions, objects, etc.
archaeological chemistry, archeological chemistry
The application of chemical theories, processes, and experimental procedures to obtaining archaeological data and to solutions of problems in archaeology.

This field includes laboratory analysis of artifacts and materials found in archaeological context.

archaeological chronology, archeological chronology (s); archaeological chronologies, archeological chronologies (pl)
Establishment of the temporal sequences of human cultures by the application of a variety of dating methods to cultural remains.
archaeological conservancy, archeological conservancy
Any private, nonprofit organization working to save archaeological sites from destruction.

This is done primarily by purchasing threatened sites and protecting the sites until they can be turned over to responsible agencies; such as, national parks.

archaeological culture, archeological culture
Constantly recurring artifacts or group of assemblages that represent or are typical of a specific ancient culture at a particular time and place.

The term describes the maximum grouping of all assemblages that represent the sum of the human activities carried out within a culture.

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