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2.4 Dating
This is a mandatory section allowing for the recording of precise dating when it is known, or date ranges or periods when it is imprecise. This section can be repeated. An entry in this section should be linked to one in section 2.3.
Sub-section 2.4.1 is mandatory, but one or more of the optional sub-sections which follow it may be employed to define the dating more closely.
2.4.1 Cultural Period
This is a mandatory sub-section allowing for the indexing of a site or monument according to the cultural period to which it has been assigned. Cultural Period
The cultural period to which the monument or site, or a part or phase of the monument or site, belongs: e.g., Neolithic. A controlled vocabulary is desirable and must include "unknown".
(Alphanumeric, Unique, Mandatory)
2.4.2 Century
This is an optional sub-section for recording the century to which the site or monument, or a part of it, belongs. Century
The century of the monument or site, e.g., 17th century. This field is only appropriate for monuments or sites which belong to historic periods.
(Alphanumeric, Unique, Mandatory)
2.4.3 Date Range
This is an optional sub-section for recording the date range which encompasses the use of the monument or site, or a particular phase of activity at the monument or site. From Date
The earliest date in the range, e.g., 1640.
(Alphanumeric, Unique, Mandatory) To Date
The latest date in the range, e.g., 1660.
(Alphanumeric, Unique, Mandatory)
2.4.4 Scientific and Absolute Dates
This is an optional sub-section which enables a more precise date to be recorded from sources such as documentary evidence, inscriptions, radiocarbon dates, and dendrochronological dates. Date
he scientific or absolute date associated with the monument or site, e.g., 1580-1410 Cal BC (HAR-1234).
(Alphanumeric, Unique, Mandatory) Method
This indicates the method by which the date was derived, e.g., Carbon 14, dendrochronology. A controlled vocabulary is desirable.
(Alphanumeric, Unique, Mandatory)

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