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CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: To stop digging an archaeological unit; to complete the excavation of an archaeological unit.
closed association
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: The relationship of two or more objects that are found together and that can be proved to have been deposited together.
closed find
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A group of artifacts which is in its original depositional context, e.g. the artifacts recovered from a ceremonial offering.
closed site
DEFINITION: An archaeological site located within a pyramid, chambered tomb, barrow (burial mound), sealed cave, or rock shelter.
closed system
DEFINITION: A system that is isolated and internally self-regulating, receiving no feedback or information from external sources, nor matter, light, heat, or energy from its environment.
closed vessel
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: restricted vessel
CATEGORY: ceramics
DEFINITION: A vessel with an orifice that is narrow relative to the vessel's height.
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A stool or chair containing a chamber pot

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