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DEFINITION: A stratigraphic settlement site of the Late Neolithic Cucuteni culture, in north Moldavia, Rumania. The main settlement level (Cucuteni A3), has a radiocarbon date of c 3130 BC. A village of almost 70 houses is on a promontory site, which is defended by a ditch and palisade. Rich polychrome painted ware and a group of large copper bossed pendants, with affinities in Denmark and Austria, have been found.
CATEGORY: ceramics
DEFINITION: The lower portion of a vessel from the lower boundary of the body to the place that would normally be in contact with the surface on which the vessel rested, sometimes a foot or tripod.
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A type of dagger, usually used by civilians in the medieval period, with a H shaped hilt.
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: An imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared; one of known measure or position used (as in surveying) to calculate or locate something.
baseward flaking
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: The removal of flakes from the distal tip at a downward angle towards the basal edge.
centrally based wandering model
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: A model for hunter-gatherer cultures centered around base camps.
CATEGORY: database design
DEFINITION: A compilation or storage system for information that is used for decision-making, inferences, interpretation, and testing hypotheses.
flat-file database
CATEGORY: database design
DEFINITION: A set of data records stored in a single large table.
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: Special chipping technique that knocked off long thin slivers of flint from point edges, usually done on base bottom, occasionally on lower shoulders
omphalos-based jar
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: Ceramic vessels with a prominent hollow dome raised into the base of the pot.
relational database
CATEGORY: database design
DEFINITION: A structured system of data files organized by controlled redundancy (key attributes and attribute pointers).
snapped base
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A term used to describe points that have a part of the base intentionally removed or fractured off as part of the intentional design by the original knapper.

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