Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the arrangement of things in a series
  • n. the relative dating of archaeological artifacts in a chronological order

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Arrangement or position in a series.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The formation of an orderly sequence or series.

Etymologies

seriate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Previous estimates of early, middle and late Pleistocene time ranges previously determined by biostratigraphic seriation for the Ailuropoda–Stegodon fauna are confirmed in all cases but are made more precise with our approach, including specific time ranges for certain archaic taxa.

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  • 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.

    Overgrazing

  • 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.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Glass Studies

  • Adding thermoluminiscence analysis on some key sherds should provide further absolute dating ranges for seriation and thus in combination with typology and fabric analysis add to the understanding of the artisanal production within the studied region, including Tepe Düzen.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Pottery Studies Report 2

  • The work hopes to create an internal chronological seriation of glass -- independent of other chronological criteria such as pottery and coins -- by elucidating the different typological versus chronological contexts of glass at Sagalassos.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Glass Studies Report 1

  • The work will elucidate the different typological versus chronological contexts in order to compile an internal chronological seriation of the glass, independent of other chronological criteria such as pottery and coins.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Glass Studies Report 1

  • Bonnier certain improvements made by Albertus on Aristotle's view of the seriation of living things.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • This seems, however, to refer to a seriation of whole organisms and not of organs, so that the possibility of a seriation of organs within a class is not denied.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • The relations which we observe in an organ-seriation are then the equivalent of processes which in certain cases take place in a similar manner during the individual development of an organ.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Using standard archaeological seriation techniques to evaluate the temple remains 'architectural and morphological features, the researchers reported a good fit with the timeline provided by the thorium/uranium testing.

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