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box
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A container with a flat base and sides and usually a lid
box flue
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A brick of four terra cotta tiles which were joined together to conduct the furnace-heated air of a Roman (hypocaust) heating system. The tiles were joined at the edges and open at the top and the bottom. The air was directed through them up the walls to escape at the eaves. The exposed faces of the box-flue tiles were often decorated in relief to provide a key for the wall plaster which normally covered them.
box tile
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: box flue tile
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A baked clay tile shaped like a rectangular box, open at both ends; often used for flues and occasionally for voussoirs.
box-and-dot-plot
CATEGORY: measure
DEFINITION: A type of graph used in Exploratory Data Analysis that displays the median and inter-quartile range in a box, with points to represent all the observations falling in the upper and lower quartiles.
Boxgrove
CATEGORY: site
DEFINITION: An Acheulian site in West Sussex, England, with biface manufacturing, lithic tools and debitage.
Castor box
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A shallow vessel in color-coated ware ( Nene Valley Ware) with a fitting lid of Roman date. Usually both box and lid were rouletted.
firebox
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: The combustion chamber of a kiln, typically beneath the ware chamber
tinder box
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A box containing tinder, any dry inflammable material, usually also contains flint and steel for lighting fires.
Wheeler box-grid
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: An excavation technique developed by Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler from the work of General Pitt-Rivers. It involved the retaining of intact balks of earth between excavation grid squares so that different stratigraphic layers could be correlated across the site in the vertical profiles.

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