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Noun: excavation  ,ek-sku'vey-shun
  1. The act of digging
    "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton";
    - digging, dig
  2. (archeology) the site of an archeological exploration
    "they set up camp next to the excavation";
    - dig, archeological site
  3. A hole in the ground made by excavating
  4. The act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    - mining

Derived forms: excavations

Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], creating by removal, land site, production, site

Encyclopedia: Excavation