archaeometry

or ar·che·om·e·try

[ahr-kee-om-i-tree]

noun

the branch of archaeology that deals with the dating of archaeological specimens through specific techniques, as radiocarbon dating and amino-acid dating.

Nearby words

  1. archaeological,
  2. archaeologist,
  3. archaeology,
  4. archaeomagnetism,
  5. archaeomagnetism dating,
  6. archaeon,
  7. archaeon ,
  8. archaeopteryx,
  9. archaeornis,
  10. archaeozoic

Origin of archaeometry

First recorded in 1960–65; archaeo- + -metry

Related formsar·chae·om·e·trist, noun

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