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Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils | NRCS Soils

Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils | NRCS Soils | Archaeology Tools | Scoop.it

 

No longer available in print, this handbook is still available as a pdf download. 

As much part of your field equipment as a trowel.  Describing soil is as important as digging it.

Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils v2.0 (PDF; 1.5 MB)

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Learning Archaeology: Excavation: Running a Dig: How to Dig?

Learning Archaeology: Excavation: Running a Dig: How to Dig? | Archaeology Tools | Scoop.it

How to Dig?

Excavation usually takes place from the top (normally this is where the latest deposits are) downwards to the earliest deposits on the site. Investigating and recording stratigraphy, finds, structures and inter-cutting features is often a highly complex and difficult process; on development led excavations this is made all the more challenging by time constraints. Archaeologists gradually build up skills and experience that help them to distinguish and interpret the mass of buried deposits which they encounter.

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Archaeology Safaris - photographic scales for archaeology

Archaeology Safaris - photographic scales for archaeology | Archaeology Tools | Scoop.it

A selection of high quality photographic scales from Archaeology Safaris.

Usually delivered within 2 to 4 working days within the UK. Allow a minimum of 14 days for delivery outside the UK.

High quality hand made in the UK

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Professional Grade Photo Scales

Professional Grade Photo Scales | Archaeology Tools | Scoop.it

This is the professionals choice for finds and artefact photography made from a 3 ply laminated plastic to give your archaeology photographs the professional look...

How often do you see cut out or pen drawn scales?   rulers?   Well  get professional and feel professional..!

 

 

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Project 1 – Bulk soil sifter

Project 1 – Bulk soil sifter | Archaeology Tools | Scoop.it

Build your own sifter.

 

The plan is to build such a device with as little actual purchasing of items as possible.

 

This is one idea...  will be searching for others.   comes with a video of it in acation.  THis is better for a more stationary site. 

 

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WHS Archaeology 7cm Trowel

WHS Archaeology 7cm Trowel | Archaeology Tools | Scoop.it
his WHS drop forged Archaeology Trowel is used by Archaeologists across the world and is the classic tool used in archaeological excavation.

 

However, sometimes you need the smaller blade for more delicate work, but with the strength of the thick blade.
So, the manufacturers have now designed the WHS little brother.

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