occupation layer


(on an archaeological site) a layer of remains left by a single culture, from which the culture can be dated or identified.

Nearby words

  1. occupancy,
  2. occupant,
  3. occupation,
  4. occupation franchise,
  5. occupation groupings,
  6. occupational,
  7. occupational dermatitis,
  8. occupational disease,
  9. occupational hazard,
  10. occupational medicine

Origin of occupation layer

First recorded in 1950–55

Also called occupation level.

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