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MODIFICATION THROUGH USE - Humanities

Field label
MODIFICATION THROUGH USE
Field mnemonic
MTU
Field name
  • Modification Through Use
  • Modification de l'objet
Field definition
This field contains data indicating the nature of structural or visual changes to an object through its utilization or adaptation over time.
Heading
IDENTIFICATION FIELDS
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 nature of the structural or visual changes through utilization or adaptation.
Cataloguers rules
See also, History of Use (HU), and Location of Retouch (RET).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • Broken projectile flaked into a scraper or biface
  • Bottle neck adapted to candle holder
  • Sow's ear into silk purse
  • Oil drum converted in bush camp to stove.
  • morceau de projectile transformé en grattoir
  • goulot de bouteille adapté en un chandelier
  • oreille de truie transformée en porte-monnaie
  • baril d'huile converti en poêle à bois dans une cabane de chantier
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Field label (French)
MODIFICATION DE L'OBJET
Field mnemonic (French)
MOB

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