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DEFINITION: An object acquired by a museum or collector as a part of a permanent collection; also, the act of processing and recording an addition to a permanent collection.
accession catalog
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: An accounting used in the lab after artifacts and ecofacts are initially processed and providing the numbers with which artifacts and ecofacts are marked for storage. Its records describe and record what was found during an archaeological investigation and it is the primary record for all materials after excavation.
accession number
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: The number assigned to an archaeological collection that identifies its origin; part of the catalog number.

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