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DEFINITION: Used to describe the customary use of a given artifact, such as food preparation.
activity area
CATEGORY: feature
DEFINITION: A place where a specific ancient activity was located or carried out, such as food preparation or stone toolmaking. The place usually corresponded to one or more features and associated artifacts and ecofacts. In American archaeology, the term describes the smallest observable component of a settlement site. See data cluster.
activity set
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A set of artifacts that reveals the activities of an individual.
radioactivity scanning
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: A type of surveying in which readings measure discontinuity between buried ditches or pits and the surrounding earth.

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