Flotation archaeology

Flotation archaeology

C010/9187 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JAMES KING-HOLMES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: Editorial use only

Caption: Soil samples collected from an archaeological excavation are placed in a bath of running water. Small particles of carbonised wood, animal bones, shells, seeds etc float away from the heavier earth and clays to be collected by sieves for later microscopic analysis. The residue is then washed and inspected by eye to retrieve any items which may have escaped the flotation process.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: archaeobotany, archaeologist, archaeology, archeologist, archeology, bone, dig, excavation, field work, floating, flotation, historical, history, iron-age, organic material, oxfordshire, pre-history, prehistorical, prehistory, seed, separation, sieve, sieving, site, trench, uk, united kingdom, water-bath

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.