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What is an archaeological dig?
It is an area which is slowly, carefully and methodically excavated under the supervision of one or more archaeologists. The goal is to find and preserve historical evidence of former inhabitants, societies and civilizations. Most areas of the Earth are slowly covered over by accumulated soil, so that it is necessary to dig down to find really old artifacts. An archaeologist is a scientist and historian who is trained in the location and interpretation of evidence confirming former human habitation.
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It would be photographer to take pictures of what you found, translator unless you can speak many languages, cook, site manager, assistants, archaeologists, and a navigator
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A layer in an archaeological dig is called an archaeological context. This is usually referred to as a sequence or archaeological record.
because everything can only be dug from the ground
Until 1996, It had been thought that James Fort had been built on the swampy edge of the James River.
If an excavation lasts over ten years nothing in particular happens. The length of an excavation varies massively with some being over in only a few weeks and some lasting man…y many years. there are several major excavations worldwide which have been very long-running, such as Catalhoyuk in Turkey which began in the 1960's and is still ongoing, and Pompeii, which has had excavations ongoing since the mid 1800's. Long running projects often publish yearly reportsand the process of preserving and analysing the discoveries is ongoing but ultimately the most important thing is to excavate the site well however long it takes.
Plenty. To discover the buried history. They uncover history.
Generally not, other than a few digs especially set up for an hour or a day of tourist excavation
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It isn't always illegal for amateur archaeologists to dig at sites and in fact, many new sites are discovered by amateurs. Generally, those in charge of a site will prefer exp…erts to work on the site and simply not allow amateur volunteers to be present. In other cases, voluntary assistance from amateurs can be welcomed. In some states and countries, there are legal restrictions on digging but they vary significantly from one to the next.
well there are so many that no they are one of the dig sites selected
Where in China is the major archaeological dig where thousands of Terra Cotta solders have been found?
The Terracotta Army was discovered in the spring of 1974 to the east of Xi'an in Shaanxi province by a group of farmers when they were digging a water well around 1 mile (1.6 …km) east of the Qin emperor's tomb mound at Mount Li (Lishan), a region riddled with underground springs and watercourses. For centuries, there had been occasional reports of pieces of terracotta figures and fragments of the Qin necropolis - roofing tiles, bricks, and chunks of masonry - having been dug up in the area. This most recent discovery prompted Chinese archaeologists to investigate, and they unearthed the largest pottery figurine group ever found in China.
This is the plot of virtually every Mummy movie ever made, including the 1999 version.
The main purpose of archaeology is to excavate and learn about history.
The Lehner/Naco sites in southern Arizona is where the bison remains and arrowheads were found.