By Heather Burke
Right here, in a single quantity, is every thing it is important to behavior fieldwork in archaeology greater than 2 hundred charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams sincerely illustrate easy methods to layout, fund, learn, map, checklist, interpret, picture, verify - and write up - your fieldwork. completely entire, The Archaeologist's box instruction manual is designed for each type of archaeological perform - from uncomplicated web site recordings to expert consultancies - for somebody who desires to checklist history websites responsibly. This hands-on handbook offers step by step directions on easy methods to adopt and effectively whole all kinds of fieldwork.
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One of the main problems with many consultancy projects is that their survey methods and the results of their recording and analysis are not clearly presented, or use unclear or idiosyncratic descriptive terms. If no one understands what you mean by a ‘convex flake tool’, or if you simply refer to an artefact as ‘unusual’, this will prevent anyone from drawing comparisons between their data and yours. This means that your results cannot be compared to similar projects elsewhere, and therefore will not contribute to the pool of current knowledge.
Obtaining government funding Both state and federal governments have a range of funding programs that support archaeological research. One of the most important things to bear in mind when applying for government funding is that your application will be assessed by professionals. This means that you have to be particularly careful to show how your work relates to that of others. You will have to refer to the work of people who have done fieldwork in your project’s geographic area, as well as to any previous research which has used a similar theoretical approach or dealt with a similar range of artefacts and sites.