Keys to the Past

Glossary

Fieldwalking; Field walking; Field walking survey; Fieldwalked

A technique to recover artefacts or identify archaeological earthworks. This can be carried out in a number of ways - but usually is done by rows of people working within in a measured area. This allows the fields to be searched systematically - so the earthwork and artefact information can be located again, (perhaps as the basis for excavation). The same areas may be searched many times for different artefacts may be brought to the surface, or the vegetation may have changed.

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