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Handtools(Trowel etc)

Understand the correct use of the trowel and other smaller hand tools including their safe use and maintenance.

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Handtools (Spade, Mattock etc)

Understand the correct and safe use of larger tools as well as appropriate loading for buckets and wheelbarrows.

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Site Formation Processes

Understand the process of site formation, including fills, layers, structures or natural deposits.

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Stratigraphic Excavation

Understand the concept of physical and chronological stratigraphy as well as the methods of recording the sequences.

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Context Sheet Recording

Understand the procedure for the completion of a standard context record sheet [Deposit/Cut/Fill/Structural].

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Site Grid and Trench Layout

Appreciates concept of site/national grid systems and placement of trenches within this. Can use long-tapes to lay out trenches.

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Dumpy Level and Staff

Understand the concept behind level heights along with the setting out and collection of data for the purpose of survey.

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Planning

Understands the various elements that must be present on a plan, including the use of conventions and how the plan is located.

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Section Drawing

Understands the various elements that must be present on a section including the use of conventions & how it is located/levelled.

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Site Photography

To be able to take a meaningful photograph of a trench, site or feature, and reference it within the full site record.

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Collection of Samples

Collection and recording of the appropriate samples from a context with a minimum for potential contamination.

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Artefact Recovery, Recording & Storage

Understands the recording, safe excavation and storage of artefacts of various materials and fragility.

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Site Safety

Understands the elements of Health and Safety on site including all standard elements such as disease, cuts, back and knee protection as well as general H&S principles.

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