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BETA ANGLE - Humanities

Field label
BETA ANGLE
Field mnemonic
BA
Field name
  • Beta Angle
  • Angle bêta
Field definition
This field indicates the beta angle, which is the angle formed by the plane of the ventral face and the plane of the platform, of the lithic tool.
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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 by the plane of the platform and the plane of the ventral face.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • 42.75
  • 12
  • 42.75
  • 12
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Field label (French)
ANGLE BETA
Field mnemonic (French)
ANBE

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