from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The locality of a find; the place where an object has been found: as, the find-spot of these coins is unknown.


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  • Archaeologists range from those who blithely ignore the Italian find-spot to those who think that the design themes were specially chosen by the Athenian artists with the Etruscan funerary market in mind.

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  • The term "well-documented provenance" refers to an object's ownership history and should not be confused with archaeological "provenience," the find-spot of an object.

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  • An inscribed stone bar, rectangular in shape, bears the ye-dharmma formula in South Indian characters of the fourth century A.D., thus proclaiming the Buddhist character of the shrine near the find-spot (site I) of which only the basement survives. News

  • 7. Although it is regrettable that the brooch's original context is unknown, such prestige objects could travel some way from their point of origin, so a find-spot in itself might not have necessarily shed light on its origin.

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