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LBI Code Consists of the first five characters of the name of the site and the number of the inscription
Inscription name Short name of the inscription
Site LBI-Code of respective site
Country/Island Name
Position (geogr.) Geographical coordinates
Position (UTM) UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) coordinates
Elevation in metres, from map or GPS
Direction degrees
Inclination degrees
Technique carved, engraved, polished, scratched, pecked, painted
Line width mm
Line depth mm
Context on panel further depictions on the same rock surface
Context on site further depictions on the same site
Superimpositions no/if yes: description
Direction of writing vertical/horizontal, if possibile: up/down, left/right
Lines number
Type of rock shelter, cliff, boulder, slab
Deposition geological formation
Conformation of rock natural cracks, holes, fractures etc.
Natural defacement erosion, lichen, patina etc.
Vandalism no/ if yes: scratches, peckings, painting, destruction
Archaeological context no/ if yes: stone buildings, artefacts etc.
Special conditions protected area, private property etc.
Further comments site near to a path, a spring etc.
Date of discovery if available: name, year
References no/if yes:author, year: photograph, drawing
Epigraphic comment Comment to specials forms of characters
Transliteration Transformation of the Libyco-Berber characters to Latin ones
Transcription If possible: mapping of the sounds of the supposed Libyc language to the Latin script
Translation If possible: transformation of the meaning of the supposed Libyc text to the English language
Comment Extern comments to the inscription
Nearby inscriptions Links to nearby inscriptions documented in the LBI-database
One or more pictures/photographs/drawings of this inscription
Earlier documetations
Pictures/photographs/drawings of earlier documentations of this inscription
Reference details List with detailed reference information

Consider also: Concordance of terms