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CATEGORY: lithics
DEFINITION: A category of stone artifact with complete or nearly complete flaking on both sides and points at one or both ends. They are found in some late Middle and early Upper Palaeolithic industries of central and eastern Europe.
Spitsyn culture
CATEGORY: culture
DEFINITION: Early Upper Palaeolithic culture on the Don River in European Russia, dating to c 40,000-30,000 bp. Its artifacts include burins, retouched blades and scrapers, bone tools and ornaments.
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A device to hold and rotate food against a heat source during cooking.
spit-shaped currency bar
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: Wrought iron bars found in the middle and later Iron Age of central and midland parts of England that are typically parallel-sided strips of metal sometimes with the corners bent upwards at one end. They are assumed to be ingots of metal, although whether they ever had any value as currency as their name suggests is questionable.

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