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Definition of cross-dating in English:
noun[mass noun] Archaeology
The dating of objects by correlation with the chronology of another culture or site.
- 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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