This amazing canister was found carefully buried in a ditch around a temple excavated in Southwark
How is a strategy put together?
Project managers use as much information they can get in advance from
fieldwork and desk-based assessment to try and predict where the best
evidence will be and therefore where trenches should be dug. They look at
the survey and sampling techniques available to them and decide how they
should be used. Because of the planning laws, knows as PPG16,
archaeologists have to work on every development site which uncovers
archaeology, so they may have to respond as best they can in the time
allowed to them.
The golden rule of archaeological planning is to expect the unexpected.
After all, you never know what you might find!
What did you actually find?
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