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Archaeological excavation methods

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Subject Description

This category is used to index statements on archaeological excavation methods (e.g., Wheeler-Kenyon method, block method); what type of tools were used during excavation; whether or not strata were excavated in natural or arbitrary levels; whether or not the soil was screened, and if so, what size mesh was used; whether or not soil samples were taken for specialized analysis, etc.

This category, term, and scope note were introduced in 1997. The scope note was rewritten completely in 2000.

Research methods

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