provenience

[proh-vee-nee-uhns, -veen-yuhns]
noun
provenance; origin; source.

Origin:
1880–85; < Latin prōveni(ent)- (stem of prōveniēns, present participle of prōvenīre to come forth, arise) + -ence. See provenance

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provenance or chiefly (US) provenience (ˈprɒvɪnəns, prəʊˈviːnɪəns)
 
n
a place of origin, esp that of a work of art or archaeological specimen
 
[C19: from French, from provenir, from Latin prōvenīre to originate, from venīre to come]
 
provenience or chiefly (US) provenience
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from provenir, from Latin prōvenīre to originate, from venīre to come]

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Label artifacts with the state site number and their provenience.
The accurate map and grid are necessary to maintain artifact provenience, and to take measurements and map features.
See maps displaying the provenience of human remains in both published notices and culturally unidentifiable inventories.
Provenience also affects issues of legal ownership and issues of disposal pursuant to federal or state law.
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