First Area of Exploration Completed

July 09, 2013 Posted by: Matthew Kalos
The archaeologists have finished working in theiLayers in the ground wallr first area of exploration. Before moving to another area, they worked to clean, photograph, and create measured drawings of the profile (vertical walls) of the trench. Like a birthday cake, the ground beneath our feet has layers. Archaeologists use these layers to group artifacts and date them by their association to one-another (Relative Dating). 

Can you identify the layers in this picture? 

In addition, the photographs and scale drawings help archaeologists keep careful track of their findings. Archaeology is a destructive science; once an area is excavated, it can never be excavated again. Therefore, careful documentation is very important.  

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