Yes I do think of monuments as things. I don't know about other smr/her
officers but I have enough on my hands in terms of traditional monuments
such as findspots, buildings, buried deposits, cropmarks etc without opening
the can of worms that would be historical events. I would also only really
start on something like this if I knew I could be systematic about it and
could see a logical end point of an initial input of data.
I do agree that the Themes part of HBSMR would be a good place to store
these though; I have to admit that I have never used an HBSMR system with it
enabled so I was unaware that it could be used in such a way.
North East Lincolnshire Council
From: Neil Campling [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 17 July 2006 08:51
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Subject: Great Balls of Fire
Sorry Hugh, you are still thinking of Monuments as things, not ideas.
A great fire is actually a series of happenings that has as many views
or interpretations of it as the number of people affected by it. And if
we create a new MIDAS category of "Historical Events" this will get
confused with the current category of "Events" which relates to
evidence-producing events such as geophysical survey, excavation, etc.
I like Tobi's idea better, using a category like "Theme".
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