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CULTURAL ID DATE - Humanities

Field label
CULTURAL ID DATE
Field mnemonic
CUID
Field name
  • Cultural Identification Date
  • Date de l'identification
Field definition
This field indicates the date the cultural association was assigned to the object by the Cultural Identifier.
Heading
ETHNOLOGICAL FIELDS
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 a numeric date, from most recent to original. Always record the date in YYYYMMDD order (always give all four digits of the year). Dates can be qualified by adding one of the following attributes: circa (C), prior to (P), later than (L), decade ('s), between (-) and uncertain (?). Attributes should be separated from the date with a space, except for decade ('s) and between (-). Dates can also be described as "unknown". BC dates should be expressed as negative integers. A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Cultural Identifier (CUI), and Period (PER) for historical period or textual date.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • 1950
  • 1950 c
  • c 1950
  • 1940's
  • 1935-08-29
  • 19350829
  • 1928-2000
  • unknown
  • 19561101
  • 19561101 AN
  • 19560000 ?
  • 19561101 PO
  • 20000101 C
  • inconnu
Discipline
  • Archaeology
  • Ethnology
Field label (French)
DATE DE L'IDENTIFICATION
Field mnemonic (French)
DICU

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