The relative dating of archaeological artifacts in a chronological order(noun)
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Use "seriation" in a sentence
"Previous estimates of early, middle and late Pleistocene time ranges previously determined by biostratigraphic seriation for the AiluropodaStegodon fauna are confirmed in all cases but are made more precise with our approach, including specific time ranges for certain archaic taxa."
"The process of overgrazing often leads to lowered vegetative densities and soil disturbance that induce a new seral community; not only is such seriation potentially damaging to ecosystem functioning and habitat continuity, but the alteration may provide an enhanced avenue for invasion by Alien species and subsequent biodiversity loss."
"They hope to shed new light on the different typological versus chronological contexts in order to compile an internal chronological seriation of the glass, independent of the chronology based on ceramics."