ar·​chae·​om·​e·​try ˌär-kē-ˈä-mə-trē How to pronounce archaeometry (audio)
: 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 adjective
the archaeometric dating of artifacts
archaeometric analysis

Word History


archaeo- + -metry

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of archaeometry was in 1958

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“Archaeometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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