Accession Number : ADA137634


Title :   A Computer Compatible System for the Categorization, Enumeration, and Retrieval of Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Archaeological Material Culture. Part 2. Manual for Identification and Classification.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING MI THE MUSEUM


Personal Author(s) : Cleland,C ; Donahue,R ; Minnerly,W L ; Sonderman,R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a137634.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 110


Abstract : This report presents a system for classifying nineteenth century and early twentieth century material culture from archaeological contexts. It consists of three parts, a codebook, a codebook manual, and a computer software package. The codebook provides a system for classifying artifacts and artifact fragments according to material of manufacture as well as form, organized to segregate material, style, and manufacturing techniques of functional and chronological significance. The codebook manual contains instructions for making critical classification decisions along with illustrations and references to facilitate the process. The software manual is not compatible with the current version of the codebook but is an illustration of the utility of computer assisted enumerication and retrieval.


Descriptors :   *ARTIFACTS , HISTORY , ARCHEOLOGY , CLASSIFICATION , SPECIFICATIONS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , HANDBOOKS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE