What’s in a name?

As we add more and more data to our database a conundrum arises. When using historic data from a variety of sources there are many different ways of classifying and naming objects. The team met to see if a common typology could easily be adopted only to find this is a surprisingly complex issue.  For example, is an axe a tool or a weapon? The designation and classification of an artefact will vary depending on context, reporting and wider research aims.

In the meantime, we are all going to have a good think about this and reconvene after Christmas.

What’s in a name?

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