FISH Archaeological Sciences Thesaurus

The FISH Archaeological Sciences Thesaurus from the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage is used for recording the techniques, recovery methods and materials associated with the archaeological sciences.

Historic England, as part of the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage (FISH), 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:

  • Method Of Recovery
  • Modification State
  • Aspect
  • Material Type
  • Investigative Techniques

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Date created: 2020

Author: FISH

Publisher: Heritage England