ar·​chae·​om·​e·​try | \ ˌär-kē-ˈä-mə-trē How to pronounce archaeometry (audio) \

Definition of archaeometry

: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from archaeometry

archaeometric \ ˌär-​kē-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce archaeometric (audio) \ adjective
the archaeometric dating of artifacts archaeometric analysis

First Known Use of archaeometry

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for archaeometry

archaeo- + -metry

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about archaeometry

Share archaeometry

Statistics for archaeometry

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for archaeometry

The first known use of archaeometry was in 1958

See more words from the same year

Comments on archaeometry

What made you want to look up archaeometry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!