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WORKING EDGE LENGTH - Humanities

Field label
WORKING EDGE LENGTH
Field mnemonic
WELE
Field name
  • Working Edge Length
  • Longueur du tranchant utile
Field definition
This field contains the length of the working edge of the object.
Heading
FIELDS FOR LITHIC AND OTHER TOOLS
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 the dimension measurements, expressed as numerics only from distal, left lateral and right lateral. If there is more than one working edge, separate multiple entries by a semicolon and a space.
Cataloguers rules
Comments about partial or questionable measurements should be noted in the Dimension Remarks field (DIREM). For gunflints, knives, or lithic cutting implements, the following groups of fields are available: working edge, notch, hafting, platform, cortex and tip. See also, Unit Linear (UNL).
Data type
real number
Examples
  • 70
  • 68.5
  • 7.5
  • 9.217
  • 70
  • 68.5
  • 7.5
  • 9.217
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Field label (French)
LONGUEUR DU TRANCHANT UTILE
Field mnemonic (French)
LOTU

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