Museum of Anthropology

Using the Collections (continued)

Codes

 

Object Groups (OG)

 

Each object belongs to one of ten object groups.

 

Object Group (OG)
Description

CS

chipped stone

GS

ground stone

BN

bone

PR

project records

SH

shell

OO

other organic

SP

samples

HM

historic materials

LB

level bag

MW

modified wood

 

Object Types (OT)

 

Each object group contains a number of object types.

 

 

Chipped Stone (CS)Object Type

Description

01

projectile point

02

hafted drill

03

projectile point tip or midsection

04

preform

05

other biface

06

endscraper

07

side scraper

08

flake drill/perforator

09

composite scraper

10

unidirectional core

11

cobble core w cutting and/or scraping edge

12

cobble core w/o cutting and/or scraping edge

13

other core

14

flake debitage w. cortex (with bulb and part of platform)

15

flake debitage w. no cortex (with bulb and part of platform)

16

cobble spall

17

flake shatter (flakes without bulbs or platforms)

18

blocky shatter (not part of a broken flake)

19

unimarginal retouch on cobble spall

20

bimarginal retouch on cobble spall

21

uni/bimarginal retouch on cobble spall

22

unimarginal retouch on flake

23

bimarginal retouch on flake

24

uni/bimarginal retouch on flake

25

unsorted debitage (may include other rocks)

26

other core w/cutting scraping edge

 

 

Ground Stone (GS) Object Type

Description

31

pestle

32

mortar

33

net sinker

34

hammerstone

35

abrader

36

FCR

37

ground stone other

 

 

Bone (BN) Object Type

Description

40

other modified bone/antler

41

harpoon

42

awl/needle

43

bead

44

antler (unmodified)

45

fish remains

46

bird remains

47

mammal remains

48

other bone (e. g., reptile and amphibian bones, nids)

49

insect remains

 

 

Project Record (PR) Type

Description

51

background records

52

survey records

53

excavation records

54

field catalogues

55

analysis records

56

report records

57

photos/negatives

58

photo catalogues

 

 

Shell (SH) Object Type

Description

61

bead

62

ornament

63

remains

 

 

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