[Bell Historians] Yesterday's CCC conference

David Bryant david at b...
Wed Nov 5 23:25:34 GMT 2003

> Shouldn't it be called something else then? Etymologically,
> "archaeology" means study of the ancient or primitive.

Whatever the etymology, the term 'archaeology' in modern usage applies to
all study of the past through its material culture, be it prehistoric
archaeology or the more recent 'buildings archaeology', 'industrial
archaeology', etc.


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