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MURDOCK NUMBERS - Humanities

Field label
MURDOCK NUMBERS
Field mnemonic
MUR
Field name
  • Murdock Numbers
  • Numéros Murdock
Field definition
This field contains a Murdock world culture classification code for the object.
Heading
ETHNOLOGICAL 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 Murdock world culture classification code. Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
For further information on Murdock numbers, refer to: Murdock, George P., C. Ford, A. E. Hudson, R. Kennedy, L. W. Simmons, and J. W. M. Whiting. 1961. Outline of Cultural Materials. Human Relations Area Files, 4th edition. New Haven.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • NA41
  • NA42 ?
  • NA30
  • NA41
  • NA42 ?
  • NA30
Discipline
  • Ethnology
Source
  • Ethnology extra Task Force
Field label (French)
NUMEROS MURDOCK
Field mnemonic (French)
MUR

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