type-site

[tahyp-sahyt]
noun Archaeology.
  1. 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
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