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1. Hand-made object, or other result of human activity such as a design or document.
2. Erroneous or extraneous data introduced either by the methodology used in data collection or by the process (such as scanning) used in data capture.

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Archaeologists are very careful when digging up artifacts from past cultures so they can be preserved, studied and displayed in museums.
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When Ken bought a dresser at a yard sale, he thought he was just buying a piece of furniture, but after he had it appraised he found out it was an artifact.
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The science museum has many interesting artifacts including dinosaur bones, a caveman's skull, and a model of an early phonograph.
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