Field Archaeological Field Manual

Requirements:Typed document submitted as a pdfInclude a table of contents for easy reviewMinimum 3,000 words (about 7 single-spaced)at least 2 diagrams or drawingsInclude all stages of survey and excavation covered in the course with clear headingsUse technical terms where appropriatewrite in a way you’d be able to follow in a year or twoStandard grammar, spelling, and punctuationGoal: To be able to write a detailed Archeological manual that you could read step by step on how to excavate a site from start to finish.
Refrences:Digging into Archaeology: A brief OER introduction to Archaeology with Activities by Amanda Wolcott Paskey and AnnMarie Baesley Cisneros. Questions: Why do the authors use minimally invasive techniques?, What are the general stages the authors suggest archaeologist use when beginning minimally-invasive archaeology?,What does GPR stand for? what role does it play in minimally invasive archaeology?
Reconstructing Past Life-Ways with Plants II: Human-Environment and Human-Human Interactions by DEBORAH M. PEARSALL, CHRISTINE A. Hastorf (Chapter 11) – Questions to clarify; What is C-14 dating? Explain the science behind the process. What are two important things to consider when taking a c-14 sample from an excavation unit? Explain the process for retreving charcoal for c-14 dating. What is the difference between direct and indirect dating?What is the difference between absolute and relative dating? What kind is C-14 dating? Name and describe a dating technique other than c-14.
Field Methods in Archaeology, 7th Edition by Thomas R. Hester, Harry J. Shafer, Kenneth L. Feder (chapers 5 and 6) questions: When is it to use heavy machinery for excavation? What is the difference between the unit-level and natural-level methods of excavation? When is it important to use 1/8in screen, instead of a 1/4in screen? What is provenience? why is it important? Why is it important to record exactly where an artifact was found in horizontal space? In vertical space? How do we keep provenience information associated with specific artifacts? What is the purpose of backfilling?
P.S. The unit that I have been focusing on this semester is a 1×1 meter dig cite and use an 1/8in screen.