Jobs
Archaeology

Why do archaeologists work slowly and carefully?

User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-01-18 16:44:19

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.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.