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extraction locus
CATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: Any place where large amounts of material are extracted or processed, such as a quarry, clay pit, or kill site.
locus
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: pl. loci
CATEGORY: site
DEFINITION: A predicted archaeological site locality; a center of cultural activity. The term is also applied to a distinct portion of an archaeological site, typically separated from other parts of the site by space devoid of cultural materials. Many open-air sites consist of various loci spread over a relatively large area.
lot-locus system
CATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: A method of archaeological recordkeeping that adds a secondary horizontally and vertically defined unit (locus) to the lot system, such that the artifacts and ecofacts found in each locus are collected in separate lots.

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