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The use of physical, chemical, or mathematical procedures in the study of archaeological artifacts, materials, or data. Archaeometry includes techniques such as radiometric dating, remote sensing, spectroscopy, and mathematical modeling. Also called archaeological science.

ar′chae·o·met′ri·cal (-ə-mĕt′rĭ-kəl), ar′chae·o·met′ric adj.


(ˌɑːkɪˈɒmətrɪ) or


the use of science and modern technology in archaeology to examine and interpret archaeological remains
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GARCIA-VALLES, "Technology and colour developement of hispano-moresque lead glaze pottery", Archeometry, 39, I (1997), pp.
government to end atmospheric nuclear tests by establishing that radioactive fallout--Strontium-90--was accumulating in Canadian and American children's teeth; who throughout her career refused to do classified research, suspecting it might be used for weapons; and who in the 1980s concluded that even her training of students could be of great use to the military and therefore switched fields entirely and became a pioneer in archeometry, applying modern techniques of materials analysis to artifacts found by archeologists.
1991): "Electron spin resonance dating and the evolution of modern humans", Archeometry, 33, pp.
Archeometry has led to extensive, although not invariably definitive, corrections of our picture of maiolica production in Italy.