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An example use of excavation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… there emerged from an excavation in Rome …”
Excavation is the process of digging or tunneling into the ground to unearth something buried.
the word excavation occurs in english on average 4.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.