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by on March 28, 2012

Appendix A: Glossary


Australian Historical Archaeology Database


Art History Association


A suite consisting of a group of geographic information system (GIS) software products produced by ESRI


“Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City” legacy database at La Trobe University


Lightweight Directory Access Protocol – a simple authentication protocol and database system. Used by AHAD to manage users.


Desktop mapping application


The study of strata, or layers


The Digital Archaeological Record, the software package developed by Digital Antiquity on which AHAD operates.

The Harris Matrix

The world’s leading method for the science of archaeological stratigraphy and recording systems on archaeological excavations

Artefact Sherd or whole vessel recovered from an archaeological context
Assemblage Group of artefacts from one context or site
Collection Group of artefacts stored
Context Stratigraphic layer or feature on an archaeological site

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