I am writing a book about illicit antiquities. Some of my resources spell this word, artefact; others, artifact. Is one right and the other wrong?


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Artefact is British, while Americans use artifact. So, depending on where you live, choose accordingly.

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  • @cobaltduck I was busy when I wrote it, but I did what you said. Feb 8, 2016 at 19:52
  • SteveM's accepted answer to the question of which this is a duplicate is 'artefact is preferred in British English and artifact is preferred in US English, but ... both are acceptable in either case.' Feb 8, 2016 at 23:04

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