Vocabularies

We have used the STELLAR tools to convert the data to SKOS format, and each vocabulary has then undergone validation using the PoolParty SKOS validator service. There are direct links to the Linked Data vocabularies below, and the SKOS RDF files are also available for individual download. We have used the SKOS Play service to create additional downloadable alphabetical and hierarchical listings for each vocabulary.

Historic England

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FISH Archaeological Sciences Thesaurus
Terminology used for recording the techniques, recovery methods and materials associated with archaeological sciences. Maintained by Historic England on behalf of the FISH Terminology Working Group.
MINERALOGY
PEAT HUMIDIFICATION
DENDROCHRONOLOGY
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
FISH Building Materials Thesaurus
Terminology used for recording the main construction materials of monuments, buildings and structures relating to the built and buried heritage of the British Isles. Maintained by Historic England on behalf of the FISH Terminology Working Group
DOLOMITE
FELT
LEATHER
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
COMPONENTS (EH)
Terminology covering divisions and structural elements of a building or monument
SPIRAL FLUTING
STAIRCASE
TRUSS
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
FISH Event Types Thesaurus
Terminology used for recording archaeological and architectural investigative, data collection exercises; from intrusive interventions to non damaging surveys
CORE SAMPLING
DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY
BOX TRENCHING
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
EVIDENCE (EH)
Terminology covering the existing physical remains of a monument, or the means by which a monument has been identified where no physical remains exist
SONAR CONTACT
CROPMARK
DESTROYED MONUMENT
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
FISH Archaeological Objects Thesaurus
Originally developed by the Archaeological Objects Working Party and published by the mda. It provides guidance for the recording of archaeological objects in Britain and Ireland covering all historical periods. Now maintained by FISH on behalf of the heritage sector
INGOT
BEE SKEP
COMPASS
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
FISH Maritime Craft Types Thesaurus
Terminology used to record the vessel type of wrecks found in English territorial waters and recorded in Historic England’s maritime record
GALLEY
SALVAGE TUG
OYSTER DREDGER
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
FISH Thesaurus of Monument Types
Terminology relating to the built and buried heritage of the British Isles and used for recording sites, monuments, buildings and structures.
GRANARY
SPA
PALISADE
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
Historic England Periods Authority File
Terminology used to record the broad date of a site, monument, building or structure. Covering the timeline of human existence
ROMAN
IRON AGE
MESOLITHIC
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)

RCAHMS

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Archaeological Objects Thesaurus (Scotland)
Objects made by human activity
BALUSTER
JETTON
STRAINER
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
Maritime Craft Thesaurus (Scotland)
Types of craft that survive as wrecks, or are documented as losses, in Scottish maritime waters
GALLEY
SCOW
BRIGANTINE
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
Monument Type Thesaurus (Scotland)
Monument types relating to the archaeological and built heritage of Scotland. The terminology also includes Scottish Gaelic translations for some terms
BROCH
ART GALLERY
WEIGHBRIDGE
SCHOOLHOUSE
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
English-Gaelic translations (PDF)

RCAHMW

Scheme Examples Downloads
MONUMENT THESAURUS (Wales)
Classification of monument types in Wales by function
TOLLBOOTH
FIRE STATION
BAPTISMAL TANK
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
PERIOD (WALES)
A list of periods for use in Wales
ROMAN
MEDIEVAL
MODERN
SKOS (RDF)
Alphabetical (PDF)
Hierarchical (PDF)
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