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BASE WIDTH - Humanities

Field label
BASE WIDTH
Field mnemonic
BWI
Field name
  • Base Width
  • Largeur de la base
Field definition
This field contains the width of the base of the object.
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 a single dimension measurement, expressed as numerics only. Attributed data should be followed by space "?".
Cataloguers rules
Comments about partial or questionable measurements should be noted in the Dimension Remarks field (DIREM). For ceramics, containers or vessels, the following groups of fields are available: base, body, shoulder, neck, collar, lip, rim, stem, closure and bore. For a separate base or pedestal use the Frame/Pedestal fields with mnemonics prefixed by 'FP'. See also, Unit Linear (UNL).
Data type
real number
Examples
  • 70
  • 7.5 ?
  • 9.217
  • 70
  • 7.5 ?
  • 9.217
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Field label (French)
LARGEUR DE LA BASE
Field mnemonic (French)
LAB

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