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Associated cultural affinity

 

Definition

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.

Examples

Belgic; Wessex culture; Romanesque; Anglian; Clactonian

Use

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).