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|A typological system for archaeological sites|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
|Tools for this tag|
- site_type=bigstone - Natural stones that have been treated by humans are also listed here. Undecorated stones, even when they have mystic backgrounds or meanings, are not archaeological objects, and are mapped as natural=stone.
- site_type=petroglyph - - rock carving
- site_type=tumulus - - a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. Tumuli are also known as barrows, burial mounds, Hügelgrab(de) or kurgans.
- site_type=megalith - (en)(de), mégalithe(fr) - a structure or monument constructed from one or more stone boulders, decorated or undecorated.
- site_type=necropolis - - a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments
- site_type=fortification - moats or mounds as remains of former fortifications
- fortification_type=* - in many cases the fortifications can be further differentiated so you should add this tag as well.
- site_type=hut_circle - A is the archaeological term given to a circular or oval depression in the ground with evidence of a low stone wall around it that used to be the foundation of a round house.
- site_type=city - To specify an archaeological site as a historic city.
- site_type=settlement - places where humans (or hominins) lived. Such sites contains manmade tools, weapons, pottery and various houseware, which form cultural layers. Usually those sites has no buildings or only foundations of buildings left. If there is some buildings or walls left, use ruins=* or other appropriate tags.
- site_type=roman_villa - (ancient Roman)
- site_type=roman_circus - (ancient Roman)
Other undocumented values
- tumuli - rather use tumulus instead
- rock_art - probably could be tagged as petroglyph
- roman_fort - consider using historic=castle+castle_type=castrum instead
- stone_circle - rather use site_type=megalith+megalith_type=stone_circle instead