sondage

noun
son·dage | \(ˈ)sän¦däzh\
plural sondages\-zh(ə̇z) \

Definition of sondage 

: a sounding of the earth (as by boring or digging) preliminary to archaeological excavation : a trial excavation

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History and Etymology for sondage

French, literally, sounding, from sonder to sound + -age

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