Archaeological metrology: R64-81/1983-68E-PDF

English, French, American and Canadian systems of weights and measures for North American historical archaeology /

"To facilitate recognition of cultural units of measure associated with Euroamerican archaeological remains in North America, knowledge of historic measurement systems commonly used by Euroamericans is essential. For Canadian research, specific systems used in England, France, America and Canada during the 15th - 19th centuries provide a comprehensive view of the plethora of measurement units in common use. Measurement units constituting these systems are systematically organized by country, type of measurement system and period of usage. To facilitate commercial research of archaeological remains in Canada, a compilation of the major legislative statutes governing the use of weights and measures provides a glimpse of measurement customs and regulations which governed commerce during the 17th - 19th centuries.To facilitate future research within archaeological metrology, six inferences of metrological systems, units and archaeological remains are inferred from observations of historic measurement systems, suggesting a few of the more relevant correspondences among systems, units and surviving remains"--Abstract, p. 8.

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Department/Agency Parks Canada. National Historic Parks and Sites Branch.
Title Archaeological metrology
Subtitle English, French, American and Canadian systems of weights and measures for North American historical archaeology /
Series Title History and archaeology ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note "Editor: Paula Irving"--t.p. verso. Historical publication digitized 2007 from print.
Date c1983.
Number of Pages 123 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R64-81/1983-68E-PDF
Subject Terms Measurement, Archaeology