[De]A term applied to a culture, region, or period in which pottery was not made, used, or traded on a regular basis. Instead, containers may have been made from leather, basketry, bark, gourds or ...
[CP]Upper Palaeolithic communities in south‐central Siberia in the period 20 000 to 10 000 years ago. Distinguished on the basis of their worked stone industries which includes wedge‐shaped ...
[Ar]A sacred stone, often in the form of a block trimmed into a conical shape. See also omphalos.
Is a prehistoric site in northeastern Thailand at least 20 acres (8 hectares) in size, dating between 3600 B.C. and a.d. 500. The site, which gives its name to a ...
(pl. emporia)[De]A centre of commerce characterized by a wide range of goods, often from far afield.
[De]A depression left on a core, flake, or tool where another flake was driven off.
[De]A low pedestal‐like ring formed on the base of a vessel to enable it to stand more securely.
[MC]A natural cave used as a charnel house for the multiple deposition and storage of human bones.
[De]A residential pattern based around a single main settlement rather than involving moving camp at regular intervals.
[Ar]Metal loop or ring, one of a set serving as rein guides on a horse‐drawn vehicle.
[Ar]A Latin term used to describe a flat rectangular roof tile with flanges running down its longer sides.
[De]A stone tool given a smooth final form by grinding it against another, more abrasive rock.
[Co]A ring of stone slabs or boulders (kerbstones) defining and revetting the edge of a cairn or barrow.
[Co]Pillars of brick (or stone), typically 20–40 cm square and up to 0.8 m high, supporting the floor of a room with a hypocaust below.
[Ge]A calendrical system for measuring absolute time devised in Mesoamerica during the Formative (Pre‐Classic) period. The day forms the basic unit (kin), thereafter multiplying up into larger units ...
[Eq]A square or rectangular chassis, typically 1 m by 1 m internally, that is used on archaeological sites to assist with accurately planning features, objects, or structures. The chassis comprises ...
[Co]A small scoop or quarry‐pit from which clay, earth, or mud is taken, usually for building purposes.
[CP]A late Stone Age industry of southern and eastern Cape Province, South Africa, dating to the period 10 000 to 6000bc. Also known as the Oakhurst, this industry has few distinctive tool types ...
[MC]Contrivance for releasing the rush of water to enable a boat to proceed up or down stream.
[De]A general term used to cover all portable decorated objects, especially those of Palaeolithic date.