How does an archaeological site develop?

Archaeological dig

The first thing archaeologists have to do before starting to excavate a site like the Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha site is to remove the vegetative cover, layer by layer, until they reach the occupation level that was abandoned several centuries before. All the information related to the excavation context and all signs of human occupation are carefully noted in a field book. Measurements are constantly taken in order to draw plans and record the spatial distribution of finds.

Centre d'interpétation du site archéologique Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha.

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