Sterile deposit

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In archaeology, a sterile deposit is a geological stratum that lacks any materials of archaeological significance. That is, there are no artifacts, ecofacts, or features present.[1]

  1. ^ Kennett JP, West A (2008) Biostratigraphic evidence supports Paleoindian population disruption at ≈12.9 ka. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA doi:10.1073/pnas.0809004106