Ref No… This is created using three characters, made up of numbers, letters or special charters…

Volume = the book number

Dig No… = the page number

Block = the line letter or number

The above Roman Gold Earring is being entered into the Artefact Journal of –

Volume- 1

Dig Number- 12 –

then it is entered into block number- C [ third Block down ]

The all-important numbers start with the volume of the book… 1.

The second number or letter is how many digs you are entered into this volume, this was found on the twelfth dig… 12.

The third and final part of the reference number is made up of the block number the artefact was written in…in the case of the Roman earing, it was block number… C- [-third one down-]

Each Number is separated by either a dot or a dash…

We now have the Ref. No. – 1.12.c

On different pages the format of letters & numbers are different, if the artefact ID is a lower case letter then use the lower case, the upper case then uses the upper case etc…etc…

 


Artefact Journal…

How to create the all-important Reference Number…

The Artefact Journal, whether it is with or without the diary, is a book, diary, log or anything that it can possibly be used for…

Its purpose is to record & set down for prosperity a summary of Artefacts that have been found whilst out in the field… The field is literally any place where an Artefact, Fossil, Bottle, River Find, etc-etc came from… So a field could be a beach, stream, river foreshore or pervertible field…

Any item can be recorded into the spaces available as each and every artefact that needs to be recorded will receive its own unique number ready to have an ID later…

The sequence of numbers for the ref number is a straightforward system, which changes for every Block entry on every page, depending on the book you have purchased the blocks vary from seventeen upwards, please remember that this is the most important piece of information, so a reference number must be written down correctly, and is relevant to every Journal…

Being such an important number, this is a simple traffic light system of three numbers or letters symbols etc…… Red, Amber  Green

Artefact Journal…

How to create the all-important Reference number…

The Artefact Journal, whether it is with or without the diary, is a book, diary, log or anything that it can possibly be used for… Its purpose is to record & set down for prosperity a summary of Artefacts that have been found whilst out in the field… The field is literally any place where an Artefact, Fossil, Bottle, River Find, etc-etc came from… So a field could be a beach, stream, river foreshore or pervertible field…

Shown below is an example of how the reference number was written up for this coin…img_8029-2img_8027-2
Shown here is a roman coin of Tiberius AD 14-37, this was found on a dig locally, and before we give it a C.T.C. we must first give it the all-important “Reference Number” – this ref.no. is a three-part number, which is important, because no matter where the artefact is stored as long as the ticket and ref. no. stay with the coin, it allows you to trace the artefact back to Artefact Journal & its findspot, and the day it was found…