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type site

n.
An archaeological site regarded as definitively characteristic of a particular culture and whose name is often applied to the culture. For example, the Le Moustier cave in southwest France is the type site for the Mousterian culture.
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The images on the Near Eastern stelae, named 'Bethsaida group' after the eponymous type-site on the Sea of Galilee, were identified as representations of the god Baal, and the adoption of horned headgear in south-western Iberia was viewed as an indication of the incorporation of Near Eastern religious symbolism into local belief systems during the Orientalising period.
Stekelis, its first excavator, recognized Sha'ar Hagolan as the type-site of an early Pottery Neolithic culture, which he called the Yarmukian, of the sixth millennium B.C.