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What is another word for excavation?

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The action of unearthing something, especially from an archaeological site
“Discovery of fossils in the field requires actively searching likely deposits and careful excavation of bones.”
The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging
“A deep excavation into the ground will be required to create additional floor space to meet increasing space requirements for parking.”
A site that is being or has been excavated
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“This bronze calf was covered in silver and was found in the excavation of a pagan temple in Ashkelon.”
A long, narrow ditch or hole dug in the ground
The hole produced when drilling an oil or gas well
The floor of a building which is partly or entirely below ground level
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