Definitions of excavation:
  • noun:   the act of digging
    Example: "There's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
  • noun:   a hole in the ground made by excavating
  • noun:   the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
  • noun:   the site of an archeological exploration

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