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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence.

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  • One problem with using a metal detector to identify buried metal artifacts is that when the metal is dug up, the context, or what archaeologists call provenience, is lost.
  • 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.
  • Appendix A: Size and provenience of objects illustrated
  • Once dry, the grid location from provenience would not be lost. for more
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