In pairs complete the online activity.
It is important that you consider the following:
Keep a detailed record of all
information you acquire. You can take screen prints of the
sources you acquire.
Keep a record of every decision that you make and how you
reached that decision. Explain why you rejected the
alternative. Make a note of any disagreement between you and
your partner. Keep detailed accounts of all your spending.
Once you have completed the paired activity.
Individually get a copy of your detailed record and then answer
the following questions on your own. Problems for the
are the advantages of researching in the county records before
undertaking an excavation?
might the archaeologist use old maps?
useful are aerial photographs to the archaeologist?
is a geophysical survey?
is it impossible to use a trowel and brush on all potential
does the analysis of the findings cost more if the pickaxe has
does an archaeologist ‘sample’ the site?
useful are the pickaxe and shovel to the archaeologist?
can we learn from the skeleton?
the report, what archaeological techniques are used to
discover the following: (a) the age of the skeleton (b) where
the buried man was born (c) the age of the man when he died?
the man own the pottery and dagger?
are snails useful sources for the archaeologist?
Finally, what general advice would you give to someone
considering undertaking an archaeological excavation for the first