Alabama Archaeology: Excavation Steps

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Step 7.

The final step for archaeologists conducting an excavation is to refill the units or holes that they excavated. Not only does this prevent people or animals from accidently stepping in holes, it also prevents people or animals from destroying or looting sites. For these reasons, this may be the most essential step in an archaeological excavation.

The crew pictured above are back filling the unit they excavated in Elmore County, Alabama. Photograph courtesy of the Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama Museums.

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