Podere Cannicci – Day 16 (June 15, 2022)

These are the last few days of work in Podere Cannicci for this year. And today was the last day of actual excavation before starting the final cleaning and documentation phase. Documenting everything in the smallest detail is vital to archaeological research: this strengthens the scientific reliability of our work and allows other scholars in the future to be able to reconstruct and understand our work of today. Because Archaeology is destructive.
This is why we need to accurately record all we do during the fieldwork. Maps, drawing, photographs, journals, topography tools, drones: these are all instruments to create a massive and reliable documentation of the actions of in the past.
Today the students removed the last layers, one of which was a square pit that revealed to be a fire pit. Then they prepared the site for the final documentation. They will now learn step by step how to create a complete record for closing a successful archaeological excavations.

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