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tunnel
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: A method of penetrating excavation that, instead of cutting through strata vertically, follows buried strata or features along one horizontal dimension.
tunnel handle
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: subcutaneous handle
CATEGORY: ceramics
DEFINITION: In pottery, a handle flush with the surface of the pot. It is usually produced by piercing two adjacent holes in the wall of the vessel before firing and adding a pouch of clay inside to prevent the contents from escaping. The feature was widely used around the western Mediterranean c 3500-2000 BC.
ventilator tunnel
CATEGORY: feature
DEFINITION: The horizontal portion of a ventilation system, which is a specialized construction for allowing fresh-air intake into a structure. Ventilation systems are normally found in pithouses and kivas, rarely in rooms.

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