Do you need some archaeology vocabulary words in Spanish? Maybe you are taking or teaching a Spanish class and you are going to study archeology. Whatever the reason that you need these words, this article will be useful to you.
Archaeology is the study of past human societies. The word comes from the Greek “archaiologia” which breaks down into two words: “archaeo” meaning ancient and “logos” meaning study or discuss. So archaeology is the study of antiquities.
Information about these past times is gleaned from studying artifacts, landscapes, architecture, and other things left behind. Many times these objects have to be excavated, which means clearing away years of dirt and rock. Then the artifacts and other objects are analyzed to determine composition, usage, and age.
Following is a list of archaeology vocabulary words in Spanish. The Spanish word is listed first, followed by the English word and the definition. Also, some words are the same in both languages:
Now that you have a list of archaeology vocabulary words in Spanish, perhaps you would like to know about some of the archaeological sites from Spain and South America.
Can Llobateres - There were fossilized remains of an ape that was determined to be 9-10 million years old found at this site.
Gran Dolina - This site had evidence of humans from around 780,000 years ago. It is the second oldest site in Europe for human remains and the oldest discovery of cannibalism.
L'Arbreda Cave - This has evidence of Neanderthals and later of modern Homo sapiens.
Peru: Caral has been discovered to be the oldest city in the Americas, starting at about 2600 B. C. The civilization flourished for about five centuries.
Columbia: San Agustin has the largest group of huge sculptures in South America. There are many sculptures of gods and mythical animals which date from the first to the eighth century.