archaeometry

noun
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

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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

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“Archaeometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archaeometry. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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