Archaeological Site Manual by Craig Spence

By Craig Spence

Book of this 3rd variation of the London division of city Archaeology's guide areas their substantial adventure inside of everyone's succeed in. it's been designed `for use within the box and covers the equipment and strategies hired via MOLAS in either recording and excavation. it really is prepared in sections from easy contexts similar to deposits and cuts, throughout the linked job of environmental sampling, to extra advanced good points corresponding to masonry and bushes constructions. additional sections take care of skeleton and coffin recording and reveals recovery.' The 1994 version has new sections on images, surveying and recommendations for the contents of a website archive. even though it relies on paintings in an city atmosphere, it really is adaptable to different stipulations. A5, unfastened leaf layout. (Museum of London, third variation 1994)

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1 ). Those parts t h a t a r e unique to the Masonry Recording Sheet are explained below. Masonry prompts: l . Materials: This should include all forms of building material used in the feature being described. 2. S i z e of materials: Note t h e size range of all materials used (in mm up to 100mm thereafter in m). Record dimensions of bricks if used. i- Gr~dSquare@) W I AreaISection - 215 l15 /210 . 8) m uGsmF3E . af €-M h 1 . +IcKI~FU IJ-S AXIS S I 1 Context I M A S O N ~ Y I ~ Y 187 ~ I48 4 .

Shellfish farming Hand sorting, tro\velled sediment a n d sieving As above Small molluscs Alkaline Past vegetation. soil type. depositional history Laboratory sieving to 500 microns 10 ltr Insect remains ': (charred l All sediments Climate. vegetation, living conditions. trade, h u m a n diet Laboratory sieving a n d paraffin flotation to 300 microns 10-20 Itl-. Insect remains:': (uncharred I Wet to waterlogged As above As above As above Parasite eggs As above Intestinal parasitic diseases, sanitation, cesspit ident.

A robber trench should also have a separate context number, and so should its fill (usually unwanted scraps of robbed walling and mortar). The foundation trench will require a separate context number and is treated as a cut feature. Note, however, if the foundation fills the trench or if there is a gap on either side or in parts of either side. Description of walls: Describe the faces of the wall. Do the two sides differ, in stone or method of dressing? Most surviving masonry 22 2z walls will be external walls of buildings.

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