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WORKING EDGE ANGLE - Humanities

Field label
WORKING EDGE ANGLE
Field mnemonic
WEA
Field name
  • Working Edge Angle
  • Angle moyen du tranchant utile
Field definition
This field indicates the average angle formed by the two faces of each 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 average angle, in degrees, formed by the two faces of each working edge. A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
Comments about 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.
Data type
real number
Examples
  • 42.75
  • 40
  • 12
  • 42.75
  • 40
  • 12
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Field label (French)
ANGLE MOYEN DU TRANCHANT UTILE
Field mnemonic (French)
ANTU

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