Meaning of ethnoarchaeology

eth•no•ar•chae•ol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (eth"nō-är"kē-ol'u-jē), [key]
— n.
  1. the branch of archaeology that studies contemporary primitive cultures and technologies as a way of providing analogies and thereby patterns for prehistoric cultures.
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