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SURFACE MARKINGS - Humanities

Field label
SURFACE MARKINGS
Field mnemonic
SURM
Field name
  • Surface Markings
  • Marques de la surface
Field definition
This field indicates the markings, from use or wear, covering most of the surface of the object.
Heading
DESCRIPTIVE 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 user defined keywords or a description of any surface markings. Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
Restricted to non-commercial marks such as those that may have occurred from the use or wear of the item. See also, Surface Finish (SURF), and Markings (MKS).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • abraded
  • surface burnished
  • evidence of bite marks ?
  • abrasion
  • surface brunie
  • marques de morsures ?
Discipline
  • History
  • Art
Field label (French)
MARQUES DE LA SURFACE
Field mnemonic (French)
MSUR

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