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DEPTH/UNITS - Humanities

Field label
DEPTH/UNITS
Field mnemonic
DBSU
Field name
  • Depth Below Surface Units
  • Unité de mesure de la profondeur
Field definition
This field contains the unit of measurement of the Minimum and Maximum Depth Below Surface 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 Depth Below Surface fields (DBSMN, DBSMX). 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, Unit Datum (UD), Unit Datum Measurement (UDM), Minimum Depth Below Surface (DBSMN) and Maximum Depth Below Surface (DBSMX).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • in.
  • cm
  • ft.
  • po
  • cm
  • pi
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
UNITE DE MESURE DE LA PROFONDEUR
Field mnemonic (French)
UNPR

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