The York System is based on an amalgamation of recording systems. Mammals and birds are largely based on the system used at the Environmental Archaeology Unit (Dobney et al. 1999), fish are recorded following Fish 1.1 (Barrett 2000), and 'other' species are recorded following a combination of the above, with input from Phil Piper, a specialist in rodents, amphibians and reptiles (Piper forthcoming).
This section is not intended to be an explanatory manual for the York System (see the help files in the database itself which describes the mechanics of selecting from lists and buttons). Instead, it presents a broad overview of the recording protocol used at York, with limited references to some of the wider issues surrounding recording methods.
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