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NORTH/SOUTH UNITS - Humanities

Field label
NORTH/SOUTH UNITS
Field mnemonic
NSU
Field name
  • North/South Units
  • Unité de mesure nord-sud
Field definition
This field contains the unit of measurement used in the previous two fields, North/South Minimum and North/South Maximum.
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 internationally accepted abbreviation for the unit of measurement used in the North/South Measurement fields (NSMN, NSMX). For unit of measurement fields, the accepted practice is to enter Imperial abbreviations followed by a period and metric codes without a period.
Cataloguers rules
See also, North/South Direction (NSD), North/South Minimum Measurement (NSMN) and North/South Maximum Measurement (NSMX).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • cm
  • ft.
  • cm
  • pi
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
UNITE DE MESURE NORD-SUD
Field mnemonic (French)
UNS

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