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competitive tendering

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Law.

[Ge]

The process, widely used in the commissioning of archaeological work, whereby a detailed specification of works is circulated to a number of potential contractors (typically...

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polity

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Archaeology.

[De]

Generally, a complex of decision‐making roles that relate a society to the goals of its individual members through collective decisions. Colin Renfrew used the term in a...

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pound

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Law.

[MC]

In medieval and later times in Britain, an enclosure into which stray animals that damaged crops or contravened manor court regulations could be corralled. A fee had to be...

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treasure trove

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Archaeology.

(Law French tresor trové, translated from Latin thesaurus inventus (treasure found))

Found objects considered to have been hidden by an unknown owner. The objects usually contain a...

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