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Cultural Context (Origin)

Field to be used with an authority listField used for archaeology collections (object data and site data)


  • This field contains a term describing the cultural context associated with the object.


  1. This field makes it possible to link the initial function of the object and the context in which it was used.

     Object Name statuette
    Cultural Context ritual
  2. For better search results in your database, avoid a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add keywords as necessary.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter a keyword describing the cultural context associated with the object.
  2. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the keyword.

     Object Namefragment of fabric
    Cultural Context secular ?
  3. This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space.

     Object Nameblade
     Culture pre-Columbian
    Cultural Context ritual; initiatory © Société des musées du Québec