Associated cultural affinity


A wider cultural context to which an object or group of objects relates.

How to record

Use a single term. Maintain a list of standard terms, based on a recognised terminology source.


Belgic; Wessex culture; Romanesque; Anglian; Clactonian


As many times as required for an object or group of objects, and where more precise Object production people/person/place, Date – period, or Style are inappropriate.

Note that some terms in common archaeological use can have a range of connotations and could be recorded under different headings, eg ‘6ic’ might be recorded as Date – period (chronological), Object production people (ethnic) or Associated cultural affinity (having intrinsic features and/or contextual associations which link object with ‘Belgic’ material culture).

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust