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incunabulum

noun in·cu·nab·u·lum \ˌin-kyə-ˈna-byə-ləm, ˌiŋ-\
plural in·cu·nab·u·la\-lə\

Definition of INCUNABULUM

1
:  a book printed before 1501
2
:  a work of art or of industry of an early period

Origin of INCUNABULUM

New Latin, from Latin incunabula, plural, bands holding the baby in a cradle, from in- + cunae cradle
First Known Use: 1849

Other Archaeology Terms

Attic, Byzantine, Paleolithic, cairn, core, flint, horizon, neolithic, shard, stratum

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