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SHOULDER FORM - Humanities

Field label
SHOULDER FORM
Field mnemonic
SHL
Field name
  • Shoulder Form
  • Forme de l'épaule
Field definition
This field indicates the form of the shoulder of the object and may be used to describe ceramics, projectile points or dinner forks.
Heading
FIELDS FOR CERAMICS, CONTAINERS OR VESSELS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date.
Entry rules
Enter user defined keywords to describe the base form. Authority lists for fields for ceramics, containers or vessels may be found in: Syms, E. Leigh (ed.) 1988. Guides and Manuals for Processing Archaeological Materials. October. Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
For ceramics, containers or vessels, the following groups of fields are available: base, body, shoulder, neck, collar, lip, rim, stem, closure and bore. For gunflints, knives or lithic cutting implements, the following groups of fields are available: working edge, notch, hafting, platform, cortex and tip. See also, Shoulder Angle (SHA).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • recurved
  • conical
  • square
  • seam
  • rhomboidal
  • pyramidal
  • oval
  • mould markings ?
  • recourbé
  • conique
  • strié
  • repoussé
  • ovale
  • marques du moule
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Field label (French)
FORME DE L'EPAULE
Field mnemonic (French)
FORE

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