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NOTCH SHAPE - Humanities

Field label
NOTCH SHAPE
Field mnemonic
NOSH
Field name
  • Notch Shape
  • Forme de l'entaille
Field definition
This field indicates the shape of the notch of the object.
Heading
FIELDS FOR LITHIC AND OTHER TOOLS
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 to describe the notch shape. Authority lists for fields for lithic and other tools may be found in: Syms, E. Leigh (ed.) 1988. Guides and Manuals for Processing Archaeological Materials. October. Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Attributed data should be followed by space "?".
Cataloguers rules
For gunflints, knives, or lithic cutting implements, the following groups of fields are available: working edge, notch, hafting, platform, cortex and tip.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • rectangular
  • rounded ?
  • angular
  • rectangulaire
  • arrondie ?
  • angulaire
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • User's Conference 1983
Field label (French)
FORME DE L'ENTAILLE
Field mnemonic (French)
FOREN

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