/ spiːlɪɒlədʒi /
Množina reči speleology je speleologies.
1. The pastime of exploring caves; SYN. spelaeology.
2. The scientific study of caves; SYN. spelaeology.
Study and exploration of caves
Scientific study of caves, their origin, development, physical structure, flora, fauna, folklore, exploration, mapping, photography, cave-diving, and rescue work. Potholing, which involves following the course of underground rivers or streams, has become a popular sport.
Speleology first developed in France in the late 19th century, where the Société de Spéléologie was founded in 1895.