Dominant group/Artifact laboratory

Def. "[a]n object, such as a tool, weapon or ornament, ... structure or finding in an experiment or investigation ... made or shaped by some agent or intelligence, ... [as] a result of external action, the test arrangement, or an experimental error ... rather than an inherent element"[1] is called an artifact, or artefact.

These artifacts: potsherds and granite slabs were unearthed at the site of the Subrahmanya Temple, Saluvankuppam. Credit: Ravichandar84.{{free media}}

Are dominant group and some or all of its relative synonyms artifacts? Dominant group may be only an artifact.

Archaeology edit

It "is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record)."[2]

Mythology edit

"Cultural artifact is a term used in the social sciences, particularly anthropology,[3] ethnology,[4] and sociology ... for anything created by humans which gives information about the culture of its creator and users. Usage of this term encompasses the type of archaeological artifact which is recovered at archaeological sites; however, current objects of modern or near-modern society are also cultural artifacts. For example, in an anthropological context, a 17th-century lathe, a piece of faience, or a television each provide a wealth of information about the time in which they were manufactured and used. Cultural artifacts can provide knowledge about technological processes, economy and social makeup, and a host of other subjects."[5]

See also edit

References edit

  1. "artifact". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. March 2, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  2. "Archaeology". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. January 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
  3. Richard J. Watts (1981). The pragmalinguistic analysis of narrative texts. Gunter Narr Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87808-443-3. 
  4. Rob Amery. Warrabarna Kaurna!. 
  5. "Cultural artifact". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. January 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-04.

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