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GRID BEARING - Humanities

Field label
GRID BEARING
Field mnemonic
GB
Field name
  • Grid Bearing
  • Orientation du quadrant
Field definition
This field contains the variance of the N-S grid from true north, not magnetic north, using quadrant bearings.
Heading
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE 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 variance of the N-S grid from true north, not magnetic north, using quadrant bearings. For clarification, refer to: Loy, T. & G.R. Powell. 1977. "Archaeological Data Recording Guide". Heritage Record No.3, British Columbia Provincial Museum (Now the Royal B.C. Museum). Victoria. Diagram 42.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • 45 degrees E
  • 36 degrees W
  • 45 degrés E
  • 36 degrés 0
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
ORIENTATION DU QUADRANT
Field mnemonic (French)
ORQ

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