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Flashcards in PIH: Archaeologist Deck (10):
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Archaeology

The study of what is left behind by our ancestors

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Man made objects found

Artefacts

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First thing

Geophysical survey or x-ray is taking

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Second thing

Test trenches for idea of amount of remains

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3rd thing

Aerial photo is taken to show features missed on ground

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4th thing

Detailed plan is made metre by meter

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Tools

Seizes to sift through soil
Trowel to loosen soil
Brushes and toothbrushes to clean
JCB to lift soil
Photograph

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Dating

Buried with coins or sword , easy to date
Stratigraphy, depth found
Dendrochronology, rings in trees
Carbon or radiocarbon dating, measuring carbon-14 if dead

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Finding sites

Obvious, beside a castle
Accidental,farmer and the Ardagh Chalace
Rescue archaeology, Road or building built
Research archaeology, something believed to be there

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After everything

Careful record made and sent to museum or university on display or for science and history