Archaeological Site Manual by Craig Spence

By Craig Spence

Booklet of this 3rd variation of the London division of city Archaeology's guide areas their massive adventure inside of everyone's succeed in. it's been designed `for use within the box and covers the tools and strategies hired by way of MOLAS in either recording and excavation. it truly is prepared in sections from basic contexts corresponding to deposits and cuts, in the course of the linked task of environmental sampling, to extra complicated positive aspects reminiscent of masonry and trees constructions. extra sections care for skeleton and coffin recording and unearths recovery.' The 1994 version has new sections on images, surveying and recommendations for the contents of a domain archive. even though it relies on paintings in an city atmosphere, it truly is adaptable to different stipulations. A5, unfastened leaf structure. (Museum of London, third version 1994)

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05 ltr. or column s a m ~ l e As above As above (Must be examined (Column sample) in situ by environmental staff) on archaeological sites, the soil conditions in which they survive and what can be learnt from such study. What should be sampled? Before undertaking any environmental analyses the following criteria must be met. Preservation: It is self-evident that an analysis can only proceed if the study material survives. Animal and plant remains do not survive in all archaeological deposits and are dependent on certain sedimentary conditions to promote their preservation.

Materials: This should include all forms of building material used in the feature being described. 2. S i z e of materials: Note t h e size range of all materials used (in mm up to 100mm thereafter in m). Record dimensions of bricks if used. i- Gr~dSquare@) W I AreaISection - 215 l15 /210 . 8) m uGsmF3E . af €-M h 1 . +IcKI~FU IJ-S AXIS S I 1 Context I M A S O N ~ Y I ~ Y 187 ~ I48 4 . 4 W- PTO - MSI~L)/ Fou~\~D~TIoI\I WCIt-t~d-r Assoclatedcontexts Context same as - - Plod€ Worked stones PTO 14% (X ) Other drawings SIE (X ) Plan nos- P Photographs m Card nos dd .

26). Brick surfaces (courtyards, floors) are often of bricks laid on edge so as to be more resistant to Walling terms Stopped end Orientation On I-:i:---. , I . Half- bat 29 Brick and brick walling terms.

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