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Archaeology Primer Contents

Introduction
    1. An Archaeology Primer
    2. Basic Excavation Steps
The Site Grid
    3. Establishing the Site Grid
    4. The Excavation Grid
    5. Excavation Units
Beginning the Excavation
    6. Removing the Plowed Soil
    7. Troweling the Subsoil
    8. Post Holes
Pits
    9. Pits
    10. Excavating an Ancient Pit
    11. Ancient Pit Contents
    12. What Ancient Pit Contents Tell Us
    13. Documenting Excavated Features
    14. Common Feature Types
Structures
    15. A Posthole Structure
    16. An Excavated Posthole Structure
    17. A Wall-Trench Structure
    18. An Excavated Wall-Trench Structure
Mapping
    19. Mapping Archaeological Features
Recovering Artifacts
    20. Recovering Artifacts by Waterscreening
    21. Artifacts Found by Waterscreening
    22. Recovering Charcoal by Flotation
    23. Common Artifact Types
Backfilling
    24. Backfilling the Excavation
Conclusion
    25. Exploring Archaeology Further