SKEUOMORPH

Source: “is a term used in the history of architecture, design, and archaeology. It refers to a derivative object which retains ornamental design cues to structure that was necessary in the original. Skeuomorphs may be deliberately employed to make the new look comfortably old and familiar.”

A deliberately placed ornament, function or otherwise–superficial element added to something to help the surveyor or prospect relate. Look in the old–to find something new.