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4 Types of Artifact

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An artifact is a historical object created by people that has value. This includes both physical and digital objects. The following are common types of artifact.

Historical & Cultural

Historic and cultural items such as a historic relic or work of art.


Media such as film, photographs or digital files that are valued for their creative or information content.


Information created by people such as strategies, plans, designs, reports, models, research, theories and ideas.


Data that documents human efforts such as source code that was written by a programmer.
Overview: Artifact
A historic physical or digital object created by people.
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