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[tahyp-sahyt] /ˈtaɪpˌsaɪt/
noun, Archaeology.
the place where artifacts characteristic of a particular culture or cultural stage have first been found in situ, customarily adopted as the name of that culture or stage.
Origin of type-site
First recorded in 1930-35; type + site Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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An archaeological or anthropological site regarded as definitively characteristic of a particular culture and whose name is often applied to the culture. For example, the Olduvai Gorge in northern Tanzania is the type site for the Oldowan culture.
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