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date: 08 August 2020

evaluation (evaluation excavation, field evaluation) 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology
Author(s):

Timothy Darvill

[Te]The process of determining the nature, extent, quality of survival, and preservational characteristics of a known or suspected archaeological site. This is usually achieved by one or more of a variety of field techniques such as sampling with test‐pits or trenches, geophysical surveys, geochemical prospection, and fieldwalking. It may also involve desk‐based research using aerial photographs, historic maps, place‐name evidence, and so on. Such studies typically follow from an archaeological ... ...

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