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By Craig Spence

E-book of this 3rd variation of the London division of city Archaeology's guide locations their enormous adventure inside everyone's succeed in. it's been designed `for use within the box and covers the tools and strategies hired through MOLAS in either recording and excavation. it's prepared in sections from basic contexts equivalent to deposits and cuts, in the course of the linked task of environmental sampling, to extra complicated positive factors similar to masonry and bushes buildings. extra sections care for skeleton and coffin recording and reveals recovery.' The 1994 variation has new sections on images, surveying and recommendations for the contents of a domain archive. even though it is predicated on paintings in an city atmosphere, it truly is adaptable to different stipulations. A5, unfastened leaf layout. (Museum of London, third version 1994)

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Trade, h u m a n diet Laboratory sieving a n d paraffin flotation to 300 microns 10-20 Itl-. Insect remains:': (uncharred I Wet to waterlogged As above As above As above Parasite eggs As above Intestinal parasitic diseases, sanitation, cesspit ident. 25 Itr. s PLANT REMAINS Charred plant remains (grain, chaff, charcoal) All sediments Uncharred plant remains (seeds, mosses, leaves) Wet to waterlogged Woodl(charcoa1") Wet to waterlogged, charred Diatoms* Waterlain deposits Pollen* Buried soils, waterlogged deposits All sediments All Vegetation, diet, plant materials used in building crafts, technology, fuel, processing of crops and behaviour Vegetation, diet, plant materials used in building crafts, technoloev and fuel Dendrochronology, climate, building materials and technology Salinity and levels of water pollution Bulk sieving or flotation to 300 microns 75 ltr.

Laboratory sieving to 300 microns 10-20 ltr. Low power microscopy (x10) Hand or lab. collection "U Phytoliths* Soil* Vegetation, land use As above Detailed description of how the deposit formed and under what conditions *Always consult the Environmental Section when taking these samples. 10 ltr. 05 ltr. or column s a m ~ l e As above As above (Must be examined (Column sample) in situ by environmental staff) on archaeological sites, the soil conditions in which they survive and what can be learnt from such study.

Sample size - It is a prerequisite of environmental studies t h a t the quantity of identifiable material from each sample exceeds a certain size. of statistical analyses is not possible. Table l provides a synopsis of these different kinds of remains, the methods of extraction and the volume to be collected. Pollen, diatoms and other microscopic material is normally sub-sampled from a n intact 'column' sample of the deposits or sampled In sltu by a specialist. Deposits such a s buried soils, river silts or natural peats should be column sampled in situ,preferably by a specialist or under the instruction of the Environmental Department, since it is essential for t h e researcher to see these deposits 211 sztu.

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