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Evidence of human activities at a site which are visible as disturbances in the soil. Some examples of such disturbances are: digging pits for storage, setting posts for houses in the form of post molds, or by constructing a hearth for cooking. These disturbances are often distinguished by soil discolorations or non-natural formations of stone, shell, bone, soil, coals, wood, etc.

Source: LITHICS-Net, Glossary of Lithics Terminology

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