How do archaeologists collect evidence for the existence of previous civilizations? In this session, we explore two different ways of doing this: excavation and archaeological survey. We conclude this session by using an example taken from the Sphakia Survey, and reflecting in a tutor-led group discussion on how evidence can be put together rigorously to learn about people from the past.
By the end of this session, you will:
- Be able to explain two different ways in which evidence can be collected.
- Have a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each method.
Archaeology for Amateurs: The Mysteries of Crete: © Alliance for Lifelong Learning 2002
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