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  • n. A natural (non man-made) object an an excavation site, which was originally brought into the site by humans.


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  • «The consensus is that the pebble must have been brought to the cave by an Australopithecus africanus, whose bones were found nearby. Archaeologists call such an object a manuport — something that has been collected but not used for a utilitarian purpose or modified. Other manuports from around 800,000 years ago and later have been found in southern Africa and India.»

    Is this the very first readymade?, by Martin Bailey

    September 28, 2016