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PLATFORM PREPARATION - Humanities

Field label
PLATFORM PREPARATION
Field mnemonic
PLAR
Field name
  • Platform Preparation
  • Préparation du talon plat
Field definition
This field contains data on the platform preparation.
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 note the presence or absence of a platform, and to describe the platform, if applicable. 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 "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
For gunflints, knives, or lithic cutting implements, the following groups of fields are available: working edge, notch, hafting, platform, cortex and tip. For a separate base or pedestal use the Frame/Pedestal fields with mnemonics prefixed by 'FP'.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • present
  • prepared
  • crushed ?
  • present
  • undetermined
  • absent
  • présent
  • préparé
  • écrasé ?
  • présent
  • indéterminé
  • absent
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Field label (French)
PREPARATION DU TALON PLAT
Field mnemonic (French)
PRETP

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