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  • noun archaeology The location at which an item was found.


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find +β€Ž spot


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  • Brewer Austen Morgan, whose establishment is about 500 yards from the findspot, began producing a bitter named β€œThe Hoard.”

    The Staffordshire Hoard Appeal 2010

  • Kenyon applied this method of stratigraphic analysis through excavating within a series of 5x5 m squares, allowing the exact findspot of the artifact to be compared with the strata.

    Beyond Jericho 2008

  • The findspot in the southern extremity of the large room, atop a thick mortar layer fallen from the vaulted ceilings, clearly indicates that the fragments had been brought here from another location.

    Colossal Head of Roman Empress Unearthed 2008

  • The description in the catalogue he published provided no findspot for the object and it is listed separately from his Mexican antiquities.

    Legend of the Crystal Skulls 2008

  • SR Yes, we know that the marble panels were found about 16 years ago and were immediately taken out of the ground and moved from the findspot.

    Pursuit of the Gladiators 2007

  • Nonetheless, archaeologists faced an uphill battle in disputing Schauer's claims, because the German legal system allows defendants to appeal almost every factual statement -- and there were nearly a hundred hearings debating the disk's findspot.

    Insider: Sky Disk on Trial 2005

  • The Niobe is also important because it is one of the few statues from the villa whose findspot is known.

    Myth in Marble 2005

  • We record a description of both the item's characteristics and its findspot.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Recording 2003

  • They also provided details concerning the authentic fragment of the Kuhn ram (its findspot and the depth at which it was buried) as well as the stomach of the Pregnant Ewe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    Faking African Art 2001

  • Perhaps even more devastating to our knowledge of the past is the widespread practice in the illicit trade of falsifying the alleged findspot of genuine antiquities.

    Books: Scourge of the Forgery Culture 2001


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