The location of an item (artifact, feature, or ecofact) in a site.
(pro·VE·nience). The three-dimensional position of an archaeological find in time and space and recorded three-dimensionally from a known central origin at an archaeological site.
The horizontal and/or vertical position of an object in relation to a set of spatial co-ordinates.
An individual location in three-dimensional space within an archaeological site.
Provenience is the spatial (both level and depth) location of an artifact or feature at the site. The provenience of the artifact or feature is recorded by an archaeologist in the fieldbook and on the artifact bag. Provenience is important because it gives people a history on the object - where it was on the site.
The three-dimensional location of an artifact or feature within an archaeological site, measured by two horizontal dimensions, and a vertical elevation.