ETYM Latin situs, from sinere, situm, to let, p. p. situs placed, lying, situate: cf. French site. Related to Position.
(Homonym: cite, sight).
1. Physical position in relation to the surroundings; SYN. situation.
2. The piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); SYN. land site.
In archeology, any location where there is evidence for past human behavior. A site can be as small as an isolated find, which is either a single artifact or a small number of artifacts, or as large as an ancient city. Sites are classified according to function: major types include domestic/habitation sites, kill sites, and processing/butchering sites.