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#6: Palaeophile

Definition:

one fond of or informed about what is ancient

About the Word:

Both palaios- and archaios- meant "ancient" in Greek, but while paleontologists study fossils, archaeologists study human artifacts. Of course, both paleontologists and archaeologists – and any lovers of antiquity – can be palaeophiles.

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