Designing the expedition

Martin Carver

in Portmahomack

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780748624416
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670703 | DOI:
Designing the expedition

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New research was eager to write the history of the Pictish nation – important players in Dark Age Europe – and here the University of York saw its opportunity. This chapter outlines the preliminary evaluation of the site and the design of the archaeological campaign – a state of the art example of archaeological method. Told as a first-person creative experience.

Keywords: Archaeological Project design; sampling; early medieval; evaluation; strip-and-map technique

Chapter.  9059 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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