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Unformatted text preview: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1) Checkerboard a) Divide area to be excavated into grid b) Excavate every other unit c) Horizontal view is coincident (same time as) with excavation but is discontinuous d) Vertical stratigraphy is continuous but only exposed after excavation e) Positives i) saves 50% of the archaeological record ii) reduces erosion f) Negatives i) The horizontal planes is discontinuous 2) Trench Block a) Place four trenches around a block to expose stratigraphy b) Not used very often c) When excavating the block, both the vertical and horizontal planes are continuous d) Advantage i) Ultimate in stratigraphic control for the central unit and good horizontal e) Disadvantages i) Difficult to implement ii) Sacrifice information outside the block iii) Very labor intensive 3) Expando-Trench a) Excavate a trench in arbitrary levels b) Then excavate smaller blocks stratigraphically, in step-out fashion c) Gives stratigraphic control progressively across the horizontal dimension; however, you have...
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2010 for the course ANT 3 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '08