The earliest record of the use of horoscopes

An area of the site is reduced leaving arbitrary, temporary sections as a form of stratigraphic control to provide early warning of "digging out of phase". Approximately one century after Alexander, Susa fell to the Seleucid Empire.

Biblical texts[ edit ] Susa is also mentioned in the Ketuvim of the Hebrew Bible by the name Shushan, mainly in Estherbut also once each in Nehemiah and Daniel.

The spread of Uruk material is not evidence of Uruk domination; it could be local choice". The spread of Uruk material is not evidence of Uruk domination; it could be local choice".

Vallat, it was a distinct cultural and political entity. Often, owing to practical considerations or error, the process of defining the edges of contexts is not followed and contexts are removed out of sequence and un-stratigraphically.

The use of many other tools including fine trowels such as the plaster's leaf trowel and brushes of various grades are used on delicate items such as human bone and decayed timber.

The city further degraded in the 15th century when the majority of its population moved to Dezful and it remains as a small settlement today. The origin of the word Susa is from the local city deity Inshushinak.

Digital recording[ edit ] Archaeological excavation is an unrepeatable process, since the same area of the ground cannot be excavated twice. Archeologists found it in Although a slow wheel may have been employed, the asymmetry of the vessels and the irregularity of the drawing of encircling lines and bands indicate that most of the work was done freehand.

Stratigraphic excavation in practice[ edit ] Slumped top fill revealing edges of a Saxon sunken featured building Best practice of stratigraphic excavation in its basic sense involves a cyclical process of cleaning or "troweling back" the surface of the site and isolating contexts and edges which are definable in their entirety or part as either Discrete discernible "edges" that form an enclosed area completely visible in plan and therefore stratigraphically later than the surrounding surface or Discrete, discernible "edges" that are formed by being completely separated from the surrounding surface as in 1 and have boundaries dictated by the limit of excavation.

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It retained a considerable amount of independence and retained its Greek city-state organization well into the ensuing Parthian period and seems to have gained independence under a dynasty whose kings bore the name of Kamnaskires in the 1st century CE.

If the arbitrary area for excavation is wisely chosen, the sequence should be revealed and excavation can return to a truly stratigraphic method. Spot dating also forms part of a confirmation process, of assessing the validity of the working hypothesis on the phasing of site during excavation.

Finds and artifact retrieval[ edit ] Play media Screening during an excavation. Sieving and flotation is used to maximize the recovery of small items such as small shards of pottery or flint flakes.

It is important to realize that "bash it out" is not a totally random act but a best guess based on logical deductions, observation and experience.

Two settlements named by archeologists Acropolis 7 ha and Apadana 6. Literary references[ edit ] Map showing the area of the Elamite kingdom in orange and the neighboring areas.

Machines are often used in what is called salvage or rescue archaeology in developer-led excavation when there are financial or time pressures. Samples of deposits from contexts are sometimes also taken, for later environmental analysis or for scientific dating. Depending on time constraints and importance contexts may also be photographed, but in this case a grouping of contexts and their associations are the purpose of the photography.

The use of sieving is more common on research based excavations where more time is available.

Excavation (archaeology)

Events mentioned in the Old Testament book of Esther are said to have occurred in Susa during the Achaemenid period. They are not culturally distinct; the material culture of Susa is a regional variation of that on the Mesopotamian plain". A grid is usually set up, dividing the site into 5 m squares to better aid the positioning of the features and contexts on the overall site plan.

The tombs of their ancient and recent kings I devastated, I exposed to the sun, and I carried away their bones toward the land of Ashur.

Susa was one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near East. Some success has been achieved with the use of cement mixers and bulk sieving. An imitation of the entire state apparatus of Uruk, proto-writingcylinder seals with Sumerian motifs, and monumental architecture, is found at Susa.

Potts, argue that the influence from the highland Iranian Khuzestan area in Susa was more significant at the early period, and also continued later on.

Finds and artifact retrieval[ edit ] Play media Screening during an excavation.

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In rural areas, any features are often visible beneath the surface as opposed to urban areas where there may be thick layers of human deposits and only the uppermost contexts will be initially visible and definable through isolation from other contexts.

For example, the presence of an anomalous medieval pottery sherd in what was thought to be an Iron Age ditch feature could radically alter onsite thinking on the correct strategy for digging a site and save a lot of information being lost due to incorrect assumptions about the nature of the deposits which will be destroyed by the excavation process and in turn, limit the sites potential for revealing information for post-excavation specialists.

In urban archaeology this grid becomes invaluable for implementing single context recording.

The second destruction took place in CE, when the Muslim armies first conquered Persia.In archaeology, excavation is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains.

An excavation site or "dig" is a site being studied. Such a site excavation concerns itself with a specific archaeological site or a connected series of sites, and may be conducted over as little as several weeks to over a number of years.

Susa was one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near lietuvosstumbrai.com historic literature, Susa appears in the very earliest Sumerian records: for example, it is described as one of the places obedient to Inanna, patron deity of Uruk, in Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta.

Biblical texts. Susa is also mentioned in the Ketuvim of the Hebrew Bible by the name Shushan, mainly in Esther, but also. Susa was one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near lietuvosstumbrai.com historic literature, Susa appears in the very earliest Sumerian records: for example, it is described as one of the places obedient to Inanna, patron deity of Uruk, in Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta.

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News, email and search are just the beginning. Discover more every day. Find your yodel. In archaeology, excavation is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains. An excavation site or "dig" is a site being studied.

Such a site excavation concerns itself with a specific archaeological site or a connected series of sites, and may be conducted over as little as several weeks to over a number of years.

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