Flotation archaeology

Flotation archaeology

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Caption: In the flotation process for examination of soil samples from archaeological excavations, the finest particles such as small seeds and bird or mammal bones are collected in nylon sieves which are then air-dried on site for later microscopic examination. Each sieving bag represents a specific area of the site..

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

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