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Archaeologists work with the material remains of cultures, past and present, providing the only source of information that is available about past non-literate societies and supplementing written sources for historical and contemporary groups. (1)
Word Entries at Word Info: “archeologists
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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