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PREFERRED TERM
accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS)  
DEFINITION
  • A method for detecting atoms of specific elements according to their atomic weights. There are a number of archaeological applications, the most common being radiocarbon dating.
ENTRY TERMS
  • AMS
SOURCE
  • Darvill, T. (2009). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.
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