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DATING TECHNIQUE - Humanities

Field label
DATING TECHNIQUE
Field mnemonic
DTEC
Field name
  • Dating Technique
  • Technique de datation
Field definition
This field indicates the dating technique used, or process followed, to arrive at the Absolute Date or age of the object.
Heading
DATING 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 dating technique or process. A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
See also Absolute Date (ABD), Testing Date (TD) and Lab Name/Number (DLAB).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • dendrochronology from fossils
  • isotopic potassium-argon
  • carbon 14
  • dendrochronologie de fossiles
  • potassium-argon
  • carbone 14
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
TECHNIQUE DE DATATION
Field mnemonic (French)
TECD

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