thermoluminescence dating

noun Archaeology.

a method of dating archaeological specimens, chiefly pottery, by measuring the radiation given off by ceramic materials as they are heated.

Nearby words

  1. thermography,
  2. thermoinhibitory,
  3. thermojunction,
  4. thermolabile,
  5. thermoluminescence,
  6. thermolysis,
  7. thermolytic,
  8. thermomagnetic,
  9. thermomassage,
  10. thermometer

Origin of thermoluminescence dating

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019