Chapter 15. Destructive Investigative Techniques

  1. Amanda Bowens BA, MA

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302875.ch15

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bowens, A. (ed) (2008) Destructive Investigative Techniques, in Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302875.ch15

Editor Information

  1. The Nautical Archaeology Society, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175920

Online ISBN: 9781444302875

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Keywords:

  • destructive investigative techniques;
  • principle of probing obvious - locating sediments or structures beneath surface layers;
  • sampling - representative amount of material collected from archaeological or natural context;
  • radiocarbon sampling;
  • sampling for dendrochronology - contact with dendrochronology laboratory at an early stage;
  • water- or induction-dredge - similar to airlift, operating more or less horizontally;
  • choosing between airlift and dredge;
  • power-tool occasionally used – being the water-jet

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Probing

  • Sampling

  • Excavation

  • Further Information