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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 10. Why leave balks around squares?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27857


Digging and recording methods have changed through time. One feature that is very prominent in modern excavations is the balk, or the standing wall of dirt surrounding the digging area, which is left standing to help record the history of each excavated area.

Chapter Contributors

  • Oded Borowski ( - oborows) 'Emory University'