A cultural artifact is something produced for a specific community and possibly by the community itself. It could be an object, a text, a piece of art, a place, a piece of media, or some combination of these. Remember, artifacts represent the values of the community. Cultural artifacts are usually, although not always, intended for or connected to public consumption.
1. Introduction to the object:
a. What is it?
b. What’s its history? (historical, cultural or economical contexts)
c. Where does it come from?
d. What ideas are embedded in this artifact (cultural beliefs and values)?
2. What the object means to the community/culture:
a. Use sources here.
b. What it means to you.