It would not atagonise me as I am an archaeologist not a detectorist...
;-) thanks for the clarification that it was a joke though. and yes it
mine was almost a joke.... each site was classified as a numerical code and
then subdivided... so one pile of coffins was called site 46.1, 46.2, 46.3
etc and each separate sarco was given a unique GPS coord in both UTM and
Long Lat - as well as a record sheet, before being written up in a custom
database very much like detectorists work here in the Lothians when on a
I have been working in Jordan on 'rescue survey' due the the ammount of
development in the area the number of tombs that have been damaged is
large... with dozens of coffins spread around and often stacked up by
bulldozers. People have to help record and characterise thee areas ... with
3 scottish archaeologists, 3 volys and one prof. managing to record and
process the surface collection of over 150 sites (excluding subsites) in a
short 10 day season... we then produced an accurate digital aerial map of
the area (did you know that most UTM maps of the area are out by up to
200m.... no..... neither did I!!) and finished it off with a database
system that can be used as a local SMR system. Hope to have the ArcExplorer
GIS version working in a couple of days.
Happy Paulinus to you to...
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From: "Simon Kidner" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] SV: [BRITARCH] State of Employment -
> Re: Sarcophagi
> Whoops... that comes over as a tad antagonistic.
> Happy St Paulinus's Day to all.