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Information about CAPKids2006FeaturesAndExcavation

Published on February 26, 2009

Author: jcmiller09



Slide 1: Archaeology for kids July 2008 Archaeology in the field: Excavation : Archaeology in the field: Excavation Slide 3: How do Archaeologists find sites? Archaeologists survey areas by walking over an area, or by digging test pits (STPs) throughout an area where there might be sites. Slide 4: By looking at old maps, archaeologists can determine where an old structure may have been. Slide 5: Grid Point Survey Your inventory found 43 weed patches, of the following species: Canada Thistle, Cheatgrass, Dalmatian Toadflax, Houndstongue, Oxeye Daisy, Smooth Brome, Timothy, Yellow Sweetclover. Inventory Report for Random Weed Distribution Archaeology as science: An example of the use of a “systematic” survey to collect data. Slide 6: Once Archaeologists find a site, they map the size of the site… …and then they begin to excavate. ExcavationWhy do archaeologists dig square holes?A 1 x 1 meter hole is called a unit. : ExcavationWhy do archaeologists dig square holes?A 1 x 1 meter hole is called a unit. Mock Unit Excavation : Mock Unit Excavation Key Points Dig Slowly and carefully Dig in 5 centimeter levels. Keep an eye on soil changes Map the location of important artifacts Collect all artifacts from one 5 cm. level in one bag. Put a tag in the bag Fill out a level form for each level Watch out for features Have FUN!!! Slide 9: Features are special types of artifacts. They cannot be removed from a site without destroying them…. Like a wall, a hearth, or a storage pit! …Some more features : …Some more features Well Hearth/Firepit Post-molds

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