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Artefacts - objects modified by humans, composed of clay, stone, wood, metal, or of other natural materials but used for specific purpose, it could also be a painting or a photograph. It can be used for props and costumes or even something that tells a story. worcestershire.whub.org.uk/home/wcc-arch-agg-eschool-rs-glossary What is an artefact?
Where would I use an Artefact? I would use an artefact as a prop in a play. For example a shield for a knight in a performance for play or a dance. Or some thing from the past such as a tribal object like a mask exhibited at a gallery for public viewing.
Traditional artefacts are objects from tribal families such as house hold objects to jewels dug up from the past. Tradtional & Cultural Artefacts
Modern artefacts are now things that are made with machines. For example a vase use to be made on a spinning wheel and shaped by a ceramist. Now you could make vases, plates etc by special machines. Most of the traditional artefacts were hand made and now in the modern times less things are produced by hand and more are manufactured by machines.
Examples of a traditional artefact could be cave paintings and an example of a modern artefact could be photography and graphic designs.
Antony Gormley is an sculptor who specialises in producing artefacts in the shape of a human (sculptures). He places his pieces in the streets to show the community that it materialises the place at the other side of appearance where we all live.