The hard work required in Archaeology.

The hard work required in Archaeology.

Since the Time Team people have come and gone, we tend to see archaeology as a fair bit of fun to be had on a Sunday afternoon. Sadly, the reality of the excavations is long hard work. The dig itself is not a simple case of having a go at the earth with a shovel. Much of it is being sat in a trench, regardless of the weather, slowly, very slowly, scraping away at the earth until you uncover something.

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At least now the archaeologist has something mobile that they can use to store finds. A wheeled set of Linbins make a great way for the finder to document and categorise what is found.

It is quite unusual for an excavation to take place these days. Most sites, such as Stonehenge and Avebury, have already been picked clean of anything useful that would add to our knowledge of the site. However it’s not uncommon for homeowners when digging in the back garden to come across an interesting archaeological find. Sometimes having a new conservatory installed can reveal something if you’re lucky. A conservatory can also add value to your property once you come to sell. If you are looking to sell your property and need a Building Survey Manchester company, why not use companies like Sam Conveyancing.

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Almost all excavations happen under the need of rescue archaeology. When a site is discovered during building work it is the law to report it. The archaeologists go in and excavate the site and collect the finds. It is very unlikely that the site will stop the build. Covering up the site is the best protection for it.

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