Origin of artifact
Related formsar·ti·fac·tu·al [ahr-tuh-fak-choo-uh l] /ˌɑr təˈfæk tʃu əl/, adjective
Examples from the Web for artifact
Today, a lack of provenance often means one of two things: an artifact is forged or an artifact was illegally acquired.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts|Candida Moss|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Given how infrequently new copies of the map appeared on the market, collectors would bid handsomely for the artifact.
This isn't a policy in any coherent sense of that word; it's an artifact of resentment, a self-defeating relic from another era.Obama Should End America’s Stupidest Foreign Policy: Isolating Cuba|Robert Shrum|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The essay itself seems an artifact of a dying tradition, and not just in its grandiosity.
There is a huge overlap, and this firewall is very much an artifact.America’s Depression Diagnoses Epidemic and How to Fix It|Jesse Singal|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was an artifact—a crumbling ruin, the remnant of an ancient structure whose original appearance I could not fathom.Where the World is Quiet|Henry Kuttner
Finds from oystershell and artifact layer beneath topsoil southeast of the existing house.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology|Ivor Noel Hume
Names and code numbers were assigned to each type of artifact.Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types|James W. Cambron
This artifact reflects silver and pewter salt forms of about 1725.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia|C. Malcolm Watkins
From the Tank Site the artifact yield per cubic foot almost doubled that of the 1947 season.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948|A. E. Treganza