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The School of Jack
Jack Wrote:[SIZE=2]The context sheet is the ONLY place where levels of uncertainty can and should be noted[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE]

These are usually mainly to be found in the mind of the supervisor - how much s**t is going to be written in the 'interpretation' box this time... Sad
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Jack Wrote:[SIZE=2] The context sheet is a vital piece of the archive as it is the ONLY place where a digger can and should provide their own insights on the context and possible interpretations of the feature, part or even whole of a site. [/SIZE]

Clearly the School of Jack has yet to appreciate that processual archaeology ceased to be the colour of the money circa 1986; that there are plenty of potential places in addition to the context sheet for the digger to express their 'insights' and that 'paper' as a means or medium for archaeological recording is passe. I'm so depressed, I'm taking my kids out of this school and enrolling in our local academy.....
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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agree with kev- get rid of the only. Also no mention of a signituture.
Reason: your past is my past
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kevin wooldridge Wrote:....there are plenty of potential places in addition to the context sheet for the digger to express their 'insights'....

For some reason these days they all seem to write it down in a small notebook AND THEN TAKE IT HOME WITH THEM AT THE END - not like we don't provide them with free bits of paper to write it all on in the first place. Presumably A4 clipboards are too much effort, bit like A1 drawing boards. We've had to get people to post critical information back before now :face-crying:
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kevin wooldridge Wrote:Clearly the School of Jack has yet to appreciate that processual archaeology ceased to be the colour of the money circa 1986; that there are plenty of potential places in addition to the context sheet for the digger to express their 'insights' and that 'paper' as a means or medium for archaeological recording is passe. I'm so depressed, I'm taking my kids out of this school and enrolling in our local academy.....

The School of Jack requires all recording to be free from political propaganda or fashion, be it processual, post-processual, environmental-determinist, feminist, post-modern, marxist or whatever. None of these factors affect the colour of the soil, or the dimensions of a posthole.

The tools for measurement have been thoroughly tested and calibrated by other sciences.

Besides just because archaeologists have misunderstood scientific techniques/results doesn't make science wrong. Equally those archaeologists who misunderstood, misquoted and misused historic documents, phenomonology, social anthropology, biology, philosophy or psychology etc do not make these subjects 'wrong.'

However, you are of course free to remove your children from enrollment. There is, however, the matter of the cancellation fee.
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Quote:The tools for measurement have been thoroughly tested and calibrated by other sciences

what if you are colour blind as well as being a three nipple lesbian
Reason: your past is my past
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There's a can of worms - was Scaramanga lesbian?
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The perception of colour is entirely subjective. It became apparent at a conference last year that what I was clearly seeing as a blue glass bead, was a shade of green to everyone else. No wonder Munsell Charts never worked for me.
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Worked with a guy once who thought that 'primrose' was a shade of pink...made for some interesting context descriotions.....
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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Didin't we do this a while back, or I've seen it elsewhere [getting old, memory's probably going] where it was suggested that 1 in 8 people are colour blind. but most don't realise it, there's an on-line test you can do. We're pretty much certain one of our regular guys is colour-blind (missing red) since there's a wierd colour-shift in all his soil descriptions (brown doesn''t figure much!), but we're not sure he realises...
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