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DEFINITION: An Acheulian site in West Sussex, England, with biface manufacturing, lithic tools and debitage.
Patch Grove ware
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: Kind of pottery with a rough grey core and an orange or brown surface, found mainly in northwest Kent and Surrey, usually in the form of wide-mouthed storage jars and with notched decoration on the shoulder. It is in a native British tradition that lasted into the 2nd century AD.
Republic Groves
DEFINITION: Archaic cemetery in Florida with well-preserved human and animal bone, stone artifacts, and burial goods.
bulk provenience
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: The location (provenience) of a group of similar objects by type of material and by level or surface.
point provenience
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: The location (provenience) of a specific object at an exact point on a site.
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: The source, origin, or location of an artifact or feature and the recording of same. It is the position of an archaeological find in time and space, recorded three-dimensionally. The horizontal reference system is usually some form of grid tied to a reference datum; the vertical dimension is reference to a vertical datum. I.e., the three-dimensional position of an archaeological find in time and space and recorded from a known datum point at an archaeological site.
provenience lot
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: A defined spatial area, in either two dimensions (for surface data) or three dimensions (for excavated data), used as a minimal unit for provenience determination and recording.
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A small metal ring through which a nail or rivet is passed and fixed.
treasure trove
CATEGORY: term; artifact
DEFINITION: In law, treasure found hidden in the ground etc. but of unknown ownership. In Britain, treasure troves are the property of the State, though sometimes they are in part returned or recompensed to the owner of the land. To be declared treasure trove by a coroner's inquest, the items must be of gold or silver, must have been lost or hidden with the intention of recovery, and by someone who is no longer traceable. In these circumstances, the Crown takes possession, rewarding the finder with the market value or with the object itself if it is not required for the national collections.

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