Type Site

In archaeology a type site (also known as a type-site or typesite) is a site that is considered the model of a particular archaeological culture. For example, the type site of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A culture is Jericho, in the West Bank, while the type site of the pre-Celtic/Celtic Bronze Age Hallstatt culture is the lakeside village of Hallstatt, Austria. A type site is also often the eponym (the site after which the culture is named).In geology the term is used similarly for a site considered to be typical of a particular rock formation etc.A type site contains artifacts, in an assemblage, that are typical of that culture.
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