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E. spot heights are taken), in order to draw up a contour plan. As work proceeds each surface exposed is levelled, as also are all the datum points used to produce section drawings. And all such measurements need to be logged separately, only later transferred to the main plans. An archaeological dig is to collect as wide a range of data as possible, not artefacts (which are only a narrow subset of the data), and therefore the earth covering a site is itself data and not dirt obscuring it. g. bones and seeds) prior to about the middle of this century.

Thus it is usual that triangulation is combined with coordinate gridding, which should be imposed upon, and thus situated by, a triangulation grid. Gridding is the indispensable basis of excavation. Even if, as is now too often the case, ‘excavation’ is restricted by time and money to a few trenches, no modern archaeologist worthy of the name would proceed without gridding and surveying, accompanied by drawing and photography. e. spot heights are taken), in order to draw up a contour plan. As work proceeds each surface exposed is levelled, as also are all the datum points used to produce section drawings.

Nonetheless even there Nyerup confessed that ‘everything which has come down to us from heathendom is wrapped in a thick fog; it belongs to a space of time which we cannot measure’. 8 For as Daniel (1976:39) states: One can be sure that in England, despite Plot, Dugdale, Lyttleton and Frere, no specific concept of three technological ages emerged [prior to Thomsen], and that Colt Hoare, after ten years of digging barrows in Wiltshire, was forced to confess ‘total ignorance as to the authors of those sepulchral memorials: we have evidence of the very high antiquity of the Wiltshire barrows, but none respecting the tribes to whom they appertained that can rest on solid foundations’.

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