My stratigraphy, your stratigraphy? Stratigraphic documentation as record and information

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List of Authors: Isto Huvila
Publication year: 2009
Journal: Skas
Issue number: 4
Start page: 15
End page: 21


Earlier studies in stratigraphical documentation have tended to focus on the repre- sentation of observed strata, stratigraphy, and on data capturing. The present article looks at the stratigraphical documenta- tion process from the point of view of users. The two central implications of the present discussion is to problematise how archaeological documentation informs, and secondly, if archaeological documen- tation is a 'remnant', what type of record the documentation is? The conclusion is that it is important to document the documentation process, but similarly to an excavation, even this metadocumentation work should be guided by explicit questions and statement of purpose.

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