Importance of Layout Sketching

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“Student Notebooks.” Archaeological Institute of America. Web. 2015. 20 April 2015.

http://www.archaeological.org/interactivedigs/blackfriaryireland/students

This picture depicts a layout sketch that a student made of an archaeological dig site. Every excavation must be carefully and diligently recorded so that you know where artifacts were found. Field work can be very fun while you unearth artifacts, it also involves meticulous note taking. Artifacts’ locations and the layer of earth it was found in must be recorded in case there are later discoveries; that way you can look back and see if there was a connection that was missed. It is common for there to be things overlooked and that is why note taking is so important when excavating.

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