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STRATUM DESCRIPTION - Humanities

Field label
STRATUM DESCRIPTION
Field mnemonic
STDE
Field name
  • Stratum Description
  • Description stratigraphique
Field definition
This field indicates the specific matrix from which the object was excavated.
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 specific matrix description followed by a more general matrix description, perhaps based on levels.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • red clay
  • mixed clays
  • sandy loam over half of level
  • argile rouge
  • argiles mêlées
  • terreau sablonneux couvrant la moitié du niveau
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
DESCRIPTION STRATIGRAPHIQUE
Field mnemonic (French)
DEST

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