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PLATFORM DEPTH - Humanities

Field label
PLATFORM DEPTH
Field mnemonic
PLDP
Field name
  • Platform Depth
  • Profondeur du talon plat
Field definition
This field contains the platform depth measurement from dorsal to ventral face.
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 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 gunflints, knives, or lithic cutting implements the following groups of fields are available: working edge, notch, hafting, platform, cortex and tip. 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)
PROFONDEUR DU TALON PLAT
Field mnemonic (French)
PROFTP

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