Synonyms of 'artefact'
itemDictionary, thing, article
He realised that the 'ancient artefacts' were fakes.
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You can refer to objects as articles of some kind.
An entity is something that exists separately from other things and has a clear identity of its own.
the concept of the earth as a living entity
Thesaurus for artefact from the Collins English Thesaurus
An artefact is an ornament , tool, or other object that is made by a human being, especially one that is historically or culturally interesting.