By Peter Drewett
Box archaeology can in simple terms be appropriately learnt within the box, via utilizing suggestions and
looking at and wondering archaeological is still. What, then, is the purpose of a textbook on field
archaeology? while I got here into box archaeology a few thirty-five years in the past, it was once nonetheless possible
for a uncooked recruit to spend afternoons with the director of an excavation sitting in entrance of a section
as the mysteries of stratigraphy have been published. more and more such luxurious is unavailable to newcomers.
So how do those that are looking to develop into box archaeologists research their talents? even if there are
many classes, box faculties and coaching excavations, such a lot nonetheless examine "on the job".
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The actual photograph will record only what is visible, but careful selection of angle of photograph and type of film will make reading of the photograph easier. Photographs can be taken either obliquely or vertically. Vertical photographs give a plan view of the site.
The structure would have been roofed with timber, holding thatch. The doorway was in the southern corner and inside was a large bread oven and smaller cooking hearth. Furniture would have includedwooden tables, WHAT IS AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE? 8 Plan of a household unit. Medieval farmhouse, Bullock Down, East Sussex. benches and beds. Grain was ground between quernstones, wool spun with spindle whorls, and food cooked in large sagging-based cooking pots. A small family, perhaps a couple with several children, lived in the house (Fig.
The fact that surviving fifteenth-century documents for a region made no mention of settlements in a particular area does not necessarily mean that there were none. The initial reason for the production of the document must always be considered, and whether the absence of information is simply because relevant documents have been lost. Documentary evidence can be very detailed and specific, or very generalized, or both. Documents can also originate from within a community or be observations from an outsider looking in.