Excavation was unnecessary as there was nothing new to learn.
Test excavations were conducted at 37 sites, each of which was selected by a stratified random sampling strategy.
Perhaps the results of future excavations will shed some light on our discovery and these questions.
Initially, even the practical organization of the excavations, with large numbers of excavation workers, remained unaltered.
These dual perceptions echoed the concerns of the forensic excavations.
The pair of studies represents the reports on several campaigns of surface survey and selective excavation, undertaken between 1984 and 1990.
Developers can be obliged to have surveys and excavations carried out at their own expense in areas considered to be of archaeological interest.
As a result of the condition in which most houses are found during excavation, there is limited direct evidence for the use of internal space.
They include elaborate reconstructions of landscape genesis, systematic regional surveys and large-scale excavations of settlements and cemeteries.
The top por tion of much of the rubble from this building was visible on the sur face prior to excavation.
In contrast to what is customary today, excavations at the time were not followed by restoration.
The documentation and conservation of architecture exposed by excavation also continues.
The lack of close chronological control on most of the field data and the few excavations render conclusions in this sphere highly speculative.
Another example of larger community social networks and their implications was encountered during the test excavation of rural sites.
This idea is more consistent than the previous one, but neither has been suppor ted by any data in the description of the excavations.
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