an object that is made by a person, especially something of historical or cultural interestWord Originearly 19th cent.: from Latinarte
‘by or using art’
(neuter past participle of facere
).Extra examplesBoth raw flint and finished artefacts were analysed.All students will benefit from the study of primary sources and genuine artefacts from the past.The museum has a superb collection of ancient artefacts from Nubia.