cross dating

noun

Definition of cross dating

: the correlation of distinctive traits between two or more sites or levels in different localities for purposes of chronology specifically : the establishment of the date of an archaeological site or level by comparing its distinctive traits with those of another site or level of known date that is assumed to be of similar age

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“Cross dating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20dating. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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