type + site
type site (plural type sites)
- (archaeology) An archaeological site considered the representative example of a particular culture, frequently its first discovery and frequently used as its eponym
- 1935, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 1 6
- The Late Bronze Age assemblage to which the type site offers no significant parallel.
- 1959, J.G.D. Clark, Reflections on the significance of prehistoric cultural influences in South West Africa, VI 159
- Bambata is the type site for the Stillbay Culture in Rhodesia.
- 1981, P. Salway, Roman Britain, 7
- A ‘type-site’ is, in archaeological jargon, the site after which a culture is named, often the site at which it was first discovered or recognized as distinct.
- (geology) A geologic site considered the representative example or first discovery of a stratographic level or other feature
- 1975, J.G. Evans, The Environment of Early Man on the British Isles, I 8
- Each interglacial is named after a type site or area where deposits of that stage occur.