archaeometry

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

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 SullivanNew York Times24 May 1981

archaeometric

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

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