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Archeology (Archeological) noun

The systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery.

Artifact – noun 

An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest.

Conservation – noun

The act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights.

Environmental -  noun

1.            the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu.

2.            Ecology. the air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors surrounding and affecting a given organism at any time.

Heritage – noun

1.            Something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion: a heritage of poverty and suffering; a national heritage of honor, pride, and courage.

2.            Something reserved for one: the heritage of the righteous.

3.            Law.
a.            Something that has been or may be inherited by legal descent or succession.
b.            Any property, esp. land, that devolves by right of inheritance.


Metropolitan – noun

Of, noting, or characteristic of a metropolis or its inhabitants, esp. in culture, sophistication, or in accepting and combining a wide variety of people, ideas, etc.


Natural Resources – noun

The natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.

Preservation – noun
1.            to keep alive or in existence; make lasting: to preserve our liberties as free citizens.
2.            to keep safe from harm or injury; protect or spare.

Viable – noun

   1.having the ability to grow, expand, and develop.



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