Why do archaeologists work slowly and carefully?
Archaeologists work slowly and carefully in order to recover as
much information about an archaeological site as possible, which
can then be used to interpret it. More specifically:
* In order to avoid damaging the artifacts they hope to recover.
* To make sure as many artifacts as possible are recovered.
* In order to avoid missing changes in soil texture and colour
that may indicate different layers of construction or abandonment
of a site. * In order not make mistakes and to be exact in what
they're working on.