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EAST/WEST UNITS - Humanities

Field label
EAST/WEST UNITS
Field mnemonic
EWU
Field name
  • East/West Units
  • Unité de mesure est-ouest
Field definition
This field indicates the unit of measurement used in the East/West Minimum and East/West Maximum Measurement fields.
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 East/West Measurement fields (EWMN, EWMX). 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, East/West Direction (EWD), East/West Minimum Measurement (EWMN) and East/West Maximum Measurement (EWMX).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • cm
  • ft.
  • cm
  • pi
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
UNITE DE MESURE EST-OUEST
Field mnemonic (French)
UEO

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