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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "artefact."
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (archaeology)
a. el artefacto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The archaeologist discovered a rare artifact on his latest dig.El arqueólogo descubrió un artefacto raro en su última excavación.
The new exhibition features hundreds of artifacts used by the ancient Egyptians.En la nueva exposición se muestran cientos de artefactos utilizados por los antiguos egipcios.
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