Key:site_type

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Description
A typological system for archaeological sites Edit or translate this description.
Group: Historic
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Describes the sub-class of an archaeological site. More information at historic=archaeological_site.

Tagging

Main tag is historic=archaeological_site accompanied with one of the following tags:

Site type

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Tag Alternative Tagging Description/link/Picture
abbey Abbey StBotolph'sPriory Colchester.JPG
agora
agricultural farm
amphitheatre
asclepeion
barrow tumulus barrow
baths
boom_gate
bridge
broch
building
burial
bushman_paintings painting with historic:civilization=*
cairn
camp
cave
celtic_oppidum oppidum with historic:civilization=celtic
cemetery grave_field
charcoal_kiln
church
cuniculum_system
dendroglyph carving in the bark of a living tree
deserted_medieval_village village with historic:civilization=*
ditch
dolmen megalith with megalith_type=dolmen Dolmen
dun
earthwork
earthworks earthwork
enclosure
farm agricultural
forum
grave_field cemetery
henge
hill_fort historic=castle with castle_type=*
holly_well well
industrial
landwehr
long_barrow barrow with some subttype, rather use megalith with megalith_type=long_barrow Long barrow, not only stone but wood too.
medieval_castle historic=castle with castle_type=* with historic:civilization=*
menhir megalith with megalith_type=menhir
midden A heap made from domestic waste which may consist of animal bone, human excrement, botanical material, mollusc shells, sherds, lithics
military_trench A trench used for military purposes (shooting)
mine
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
monastery
monolith megalith with megalith_type=*, or man_made=obelisk, or historic=monument with other tags
murus_system
oppidum
oracle
painting If on rock rock_painting
parking
prehistoric_fort historic=castle with castle_type=* with historic:civilization=prehistoric
pictogram rock_painting, petroglyph , painting Both carved and painted symbols.
priory
quarry
ridge_and_furrow
ring_fort historic=castle with castle_type=*
ringfort ring_fort
road
rock_art possible confusion with pictogram, petroglyph Maybe defined as a carved rock surface that is also painted. This would separated it from petroglyph and rock_painting
rock_painting painting, possible confusion with petroglyph A Painting on a rock surface,usually sheltered from the weather. Bradshaw rock paintings.jpg
roman_fort historic=castle+castle_type=castrum with historic:civilization=ancient_roman/western_roman
roman_road - see also (also undocumented) road with historic:civilization=ancient_roman/western_roman
roman_wall wall with historic:civilization=ancient_roman/western_roman
roman_waterpipeline historic=acqueduct with historic:civilization=ancient_roman/western_roman
round_barrow barrow with some subttype
ruins
sacrificial_site - note: "_site" is superfluous
sanctuary
shell_midden
standing_stone megalith with megalith_type=menhir
stone_circle megalith with megalith_type=stone_circle
stone_row megalith with megalith_type=alignment
stone_ship
tar_pile
temple
theatre
village
villa roman_villa
villa_rustica roman_villa or villa
tomb - historic=tomb with tomb=*
trap_pit
wall
well

See https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/?key=site_type#values for more values in use.

Non conforming values or evident aliases or typos


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OSM values should all be lower case.

See also