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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 51. What is kept and what Is not, and why?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27900


During an archaeological excavation, hundreds if not thousands of items related to ancient life are removed from the ground (such as: pottery, soil samples, jewelry, even animal bones). This chapter addresses what happens to these various items and how decisions are made regarding their study and long-term storage.

Chapter Contributors

  • Leann Pace ( - lpace) 'Wake Forest University'