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archaeometry

or ar·che·om·e·try

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

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

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Origin of archaeometry

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

OTHER WORDS FROM archaeometry

ar·chae·om·e·trist, noun
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