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Excavation archives as case studies
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What 'quality' are you assessing? How pretty they look, how many boxes have been filled in, how well they're cross-referenced, or how well the archaeology was dug and recorded? Most 'lego-brick' excavations result in wonderful-looking context sheets, shame the actual excavation was sh**e - know quite a lot about this since we seem to be getting increasing numbers of diggers coming through who meticulously fill in every box neatly but don't seem to be able to e.g. find the edges of the underdug feature... :face-crying:

Was working in the late '90s on a CEU site on Hadrian's Wall where we were trialling what subsequently became their new context sheets - someone came all the way up from Portsmouth to ask people what they though of them and get some constructive suggestions, but rather sadly the most common complaint amongst the diggers was that the box to sign their names in wasn't big enough...errrr...
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Excavation archives as case studies - by pdurdin - 7th May 2015, 09:42 AM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Crocodile - 12th May 2015, 12:45 AM
Excavation archives as case studies - by pdurdin - 12th May 2015, 07:22 AM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Dinosaur - 12th May 2015, 12:49 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Marc Berger - 12th May 2015, 02:42 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by BAJR - 12th May 2015, 06:28 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Marc Berger - 13th May 2015, 08:52 AM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Dinosaur - 13th May 2015, 12:55 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Marc Berger - 13th May 2015, 02:08 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Dinosaur - 14th May 2015, 12:36 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Dinosaur - 14th May 2015, 12:43 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Hamish - 14th May 2015, 05:55 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Marc Berger - 14th May 2015, 07:34 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Marc Berger - 15th May 2015, 08:47 AM
Excavation archives as case studies - by pdurdin - 15th May 2015, 09:45 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by viventius - 17th May 2015, 08:57 AM
Excavation archives as case studies - by pdurdin - 17th May 2015, 03:11 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by viventius - 17th May 2015, 05:40 PM
Excavation archives as case studies - by Marc Berger - 19th May 2015, 08:15 AM
Excavation archives as case studies - by GnomeKing - 29th May 2015, 12:44 AM

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