archaeometry

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noun ar·chae·om·e·try \ˌär-kē-ˈä-mə-trē\

Definition of archaeometry

  1. :  the application of scientific methods and technology to archaeological study Archaeometry is the use of scientific techniques to determine the ages of archaeological specimens as well as their places and circumstances of origin. — Walter Sullivan, New York Times, 24 May 1981

archaeometric

\ˌär-kē-ə-ˈme-trik\ play adjective the archaeometric dating of artifacts archaeometric analysis

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Origin and Etymology of archaeometry

archaeo- + -metry


First Known Use: 1958


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