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artefactual

adjective
(1) Referring to something produced by human hands.
(2) Referring to an inaccurate finding, deviation or alteration of electronic readout or morphology due to some form of systemic error.
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Even if this thesis appears to be reasonable at first glance, the artefactual theory has some counterintuitive features.
Tax Morale Affects Tax Compliance: Evidence from Surveys and an Artefactual Field Experiment', Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2009, vol.
Combining deconstruction with Leroi-Gourhan's anthropological findings in (especially) Gesture and Speech, Stiegler famously stressed the role of epiphylogenetic transmission in human development, beyond the lifespan of an individual, a break with 'pure life' insofar as it is an exteriorisation by way of artefactual memory aids (hypomnemata): the human ability to temporalise 'is constituted through, rather than merely supplanted by, mnemo-technical prostheses' (p120), and what is called the human is this process of exteriorisation that has no pre-existing (as opposed to retroactively constituted) interiority (p123).
Contributors identified only by name explore the dynamic relationship between the landscape, acts of faith, and their artefactual manifestation in a district on the east coast of England.
21] However, this would result in artefactual improved outcomes, rather than the worse outcomes we reported.
By the same token, therefore, we realize that in the context of poetry performance, other ancillary sub-sets are involved such as the "gestural, pictorial, sculptural, sonic, tactile, bodily, affective, and artefactual dimensions of human life" (Finnegan 206).
Although, in Tom Cohen's words, the "swarming logics of climate change arrive to deconstruct the artefactual real of human modernity as if from without" (emphasis in original), the appearance of such an "outside" is phantasmal (2010, 74).
El analisis artefactual de lugares de ocupacion no es novedoso, ya desde la implantacion de los metodos cuantitativos de la ecologia se han desarrollado numerosas metodologias de investigacion espacial preferentemente enfocada al estudio de yacimientos prehistoricos (Djindjian 1999; Blankholm 1991), mientras que la arqueologia de periodos historicos ha sido en gran medida refractaria a este tipo de analisis en sus contextos de estudio.
Los vestigios que se observan corresponden a cantos de piedra, posibles soportes de bases de madera y material artefactual disperso compuesto de metates, manos de molienda, fragmentos ceramicos y liticos como hachas dobles acinturadas o herramientas para cortar y raspas, como se aprecia en la Figura 6.
Any defect found is likely to be unreliable and possibly artefactual
In a later book, Hooper-Greenhill reiterates her argument that the physical position of an object is deeply related to its conceptual position within a museum, but concedes that the meaning is produced "through complex and multi-layered museo-logical processes where museum objectives, collecting policies, classification methods, display styles, artefactual groupings, and textual frameworks come together in articulation" (2000: 124).