Origin of artifact
Examples from the Web for artifactual
Historical Examples of artifactual
Speculation goes as far as to suggest that these human beings became increasingly dependent on artifactual means of notation.The Civilization of Illiteracy
1821, artefact, "anything made by human art," from Italian artefatto, from Latin arte "by skill" (ablative of ars "art;" see art (n.)) + factum "thing made," from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). The spelling with -i- is by 1884, by influence of the Latin stem. Archaeological application dates from 1890.