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Cytology a structure seen in tissue after death, fixation, staining, etc., that is not normally present in the living tissue

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any individual material object produced by a culture. The study of such objects is important in anthropology (see MATERIAL CULTURE). In ARCHAEOLOGY, the artefacts left behind by a society are the main means of reconstructing an account of that society.
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We note that stone artefact densities are relatively lower in highlands than most other regions; thus Hall's (1992a: 61) measure of high artefact density is > 5 artefacts per 100 square metres and his measure of low artefact density is 1 to 1.
Changes to the environment not only affect patterns of stone artefact discard; they can also underlie post-depositional processes that rearrange artefact distributions.
A close examination of the artefact revealed it was not a genuine one, but an imitation of Pharaonic and Phoenician artefacts dated back to the first and second millennium BC.
Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Al Shamsi, Director of the City police, said the CID division at the station had been tipped off that an Arab expatriate driver was trying to dispose off an archeological artefact.
What can be considered as a technical artefact from one perspective may appear as a complex technical system from another.
However, the idea that the function of a technical artefact may be understood in terms of its physical, more generally, material make-up is problematic.
The alternative model, of a late Pleistocene/early Holocene system of backed artefact production becoming much more frequently employed in the mid-Holocene as an adaptive response, must now be developed and evaluated (see Hiscock 1994).
At a certain stage this allows him to define an artefact as 'an intentionally modified tool whose modified properties were intended by the agent to be recognized by an agent at a later time as having been intentionally altered for that, or some other, use' (29-30).
In this report we present a revised chronological sequence of backed artefact production rates from Capertee 3, a rockshelter immediately west of Sydney in the headwaters of the Hawkesbury River drainage basin.
The Working Party 21 on Corrosion of Archaeological and Historic Artefacts presents studies on conservation issues; analytical techniques for studying cultural heritage corrosion; specific alteration processes; on-site monitoring; and protection media, methods, and strategies.
on returning more than 10,000 Iraqi artefacts that are in the United States, by August 2014.
The Palestinian Police stopped more than 900 Islamic, Byzantine, and Romanian artefacts from leaving the country," said an official statement issued by the Palestinian Police.