By Heather Burke
The following, in a single quantity, is every thing it is very important behavior fieldwork in archaeology greater than two hundred charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams basically illustrate how one can layout, fund, learn, map, checklist, interpret, photo, examine - and write up - your fieldwork. completely complete, The Archaeologist's box instruction manual is designed for each form of archaeological perform - from uncomplicated website recordings to specialist consultancies - for a person who desires to checklist historical past websites responsibly. This hands-on guide offers step by step directions on how one can adopt and effectively whole all kinds of fieldwork.
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Much archaeological fieldwork will not take place in the cosy confines of a city, but in the bush, where sites may not have been disturbed or destroyed by development. Before you go into the field, however, you will need to consider what equipment will be essential for you to collect your data, what other equipment might be necessary given where you are going, and anything else you might need. There are obvious essentials which should form the basics of any fieldwork kit: • • • • • • a pocket knife; sunscreen; insect repellent; a good hat and boots; a first-aid kit; a water bottle.
This means that your opinions and attitudes may need to be W 14 THE ARCHAEOLOGIST’S FIELD HANDBOOK tempered by other worldviews which are not necessarily compatible with the scientific dictates of archaeology. While this does not mean that you must subject yourself to unreasonable demands, working with Indigenous communities will routinely require that you behave appropriately. This can take a number of forms, from not appearing in clothing which may be deemed offensive to not visiting restricted areas or sites, or not pressuring people to accept your opinion or to answer your questions.
For example, if you W 8 THE ARCHAEOLOGIST’S FIELD HANDBOOK are planning a cultural heritage project in Mount Isa, you will need to refer to previous research in the Mount Isa region, as well as to any work which has focused on the archaeological or cultural heritage management issues relevant to your project. The other thing to remember is to check current priority areas. These can change from year to year and it will strengthen your application if you are able to key into a priority area. Finally, some government programs will ask you to justify your budget.
Archaeologist's Field Handbook by Heather Burke