Field Excavation

Man diging in the dirt Archaeological excavation is a very systematic, controlled process used to collect material evidence and information about past human activity. Because the act of excavation in fact destroys the site, archaeologists must keep extensive records of everything they do, observe, and recover. This allows them, and future researchers to reconstruct, study and interpret the site.
meet the people who study field excavation

Ian Hodder

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Shahina Farid

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Kostas Kotsakis

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Ruth Tringham

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Roddy Regan

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Mirjana Stevanovic

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Craig Cessford

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