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Site Researcher (Site Data)

Field used for archaeology collections (object data and site data)


  • This field contains the name of the researcher responsible for activities at the site.


  1. If several people took part in the research project, enter only the name of the project director.
  2. This field is used in conjunction with the Site Research Activity and Research Date fields.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the person’s family name, followed by a comma, a space and the given name.

    Site Researcher Scott, Marie
  2. Initials should be followed by periods.

    Site Researcher MacTavish, Lionel G.
  3. Periods and commas should be followed by a space, unless they are followed by other punctuation.

    Site Researcher Thibault, C. A.; Duchamps, Jean-Louis
  4. If an individual has an honorific title, enter his or her family name, comma, space, first name, comma, space and the title.

    Site Researcher Potvin, Joseph, Father
  5. If you wish to enter two names for the same person, first enter the name by which he or she is best known, following the rules above, and add the other name in parentheses without inverting it.
    Example 1

    Site Researcher Dupuis, Juliette (Juliette Carrier)
    Example 2

    Site Researcher Saint-Stanislas, Sister, a.s.v. (Gabrielle Beaulieu)
  6. This field may contain several entries if several researchers worked on the site. Since the name of the first researcher is the most important, enter the names in chronological order, with the most recent data at the end of the field. Entries should be separated by a semicolon followed by a space.

    Jocelyn Ranger collected objects and conducted tests at a site on August 15, 1990; an excavation was later started on May 6, 1991, under the direction of Ann Mackay.

      Site Research Activity collection/test; excavation
      Research Date1990-08-15; 1991-05-06
    Site Researcher Ranger, Jocelyn; Mackay, Ann © Société des musées du Québec