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The most interesting feature on any archaeological site

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The most interesting feature on any site is always

half covered by the spoil heap.

(not only is the most interesting feature on site half covered by the spoil heap, but you only notice it on the last day, when you’re packing up and the developer is poised with massed JCBs to take the site down to bedrock.)

[on the last day of the site, when you’re trying to shift the spoil heap to excavate the most interesting feature, and the developer is poised with massed JCBs to take the site down to bedrock, it will start to snow.]

101 BAJR tips for New and Old Archaeologists, 2005

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