FISH Building Materials Thesaurus

The FISH Building Material Thesaurus from the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage includes terms for construction materials for monuments relating to the built and buried heritage.

Historic England, as part of the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage, takes a leading role in setting standards for recording the built and buried heritage. Historic England and FISH are continually developing new thesauri to provide structure and guidelines for the standardisation of terms to be used when creating new records of the past.

  • The top concepts in the thesaurus are: Textile
  • Mineral
  • Stone
  • Material <By Form>
  • Vegetal
  • Man Made Material
  • Metal
  • Earth Mix
  • Animal

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Date created: 2020

Author: FISH

Publisher: Historic England