06 April 2008

What are excavation methods in archaeology?

There are many excavation methods. First of all, it will change according to your period of interest. For example, you cannot usi the same method in a Roman site and in a Paleolithic site.

Anyway, there are three main excavation methods used in archaeology. These are, grid system, open-area system and "chess-board" system.

But keep in mind that, every archaeological site has its own solution for excavating system.

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