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cross-dating Line breaks: cross-dating
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒsdeɪtɪŋ/

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Definition of cross-dating in English:


[mass noun] Archaeology
The dating of objects by correlation with the chronology of another culture or site.
Example sentences
  • He extended the principle of cross-dating, thus providing a chronological framework for his Bronze Age sequence.
  • Once the hemlock cores were measured, cross-dating was verified.
  • After cross-dating, errors were corrected and cores that did not cross-date were discarded.
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