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Using this tag is discouraged, use archaeological_site=* instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: historic
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 14
Useful combination
Status: deprecatedPage for proposal

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: archaeological_site=*.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

Formerly Described the sub-class of an archaeological site. More information at historic=archaeological_site.

The archaeological_site=* key was approved as a replacement to this key in December 2022, thereby resulting in site_type=* being deprecated for use with archaeological sites.


Site type

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Other undocumented values

Tag Alternative Tagging Description/link/Picture
mineral_extraction Mineral, rock, stone, gravel, peat extraction by surface quarrying or the surface expression of underground mining such as mine shafts/levels, spoil heaps, buildings

See for more values in use.

See also