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PLATFORM ANGLE - Humanities

Field label
PLATFORM ANGLE
Field mnemonic
PLA
Field name
  • Platform Angle
  • Angle du talon plat
Field definition
This field indicates the platform angle of the object.
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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 angle, in degrees, formed between the plane of the platform and the plane of the dorsal face. Attributed data should be followed by space "?".
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. For a separate base or pedestal use the Frame/Pedestal fields with mnemonics prefixed by 'FP'.
Data type
real number
Examples
  • 67.5
  • 65.75 ?
  • 67.5
  • 65.75 ?
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Field label (French)
ANGLE DU TALON PLAT
Field mnemonic (French)
ANTP

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