debitage

[ deb-i-tij ]
/ ˈdɛb ɪ tɪdʒ /

noun Archaeology.

lithic debris and discards found at the sites where stone tools and weapons were made.

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Origin of debitage

< French débitage, equivalent to débit(er) to cut up, saw up (< dé- de- + -biter, verbal derivative of bitte bitt) + -age -age
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