or ar·che·om·e·try

[ ahr-kee-om-i-tree ]
/ ˌɑr kiˈɒm ɪ tri /


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

Origin of archaeometry

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

Related forms

ar·chae·om·e·trist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019