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PRACTICAL SKILLS

Aerial Survey & Rectification

Learn the basics of aerial photography and survey with chapters on types of aerial survey, cropmarks and rectification by both hand and with QGIS.

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Battlefield Archaeology A Guide to the Archaeology of Conflict

Tim Sutherland with contributions from Malin Holst delve into the archaeology, ethics and use of archaeology in conflict study.

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Faunal Skeletal Remains Excavation from Archaeological Sites

Kausmally and Western examine the general types of faunal remains that you may encounter on an archaeolgoical site.

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Fish remains in Archaeology - An Introduction

This guide by Hannah Russ looks at the importance of fish bones within the assemblage and what it can be used for to understand the people of the past

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Geophysics in Archaeology

Understadn the general principles behind the various forms of geophysical prospection, to allow you to evaluate the usages for a site.

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GPS - A Guide for use (Guide 9)

Using GPS in archaeology is becoming more widespread, and with hand held units available at lower costs than ever, the survey and location principles are explained in this guide.

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Human Remains Excavation in the Field

Gaynor Western of Ossafreelance explains the issues and methods of excavating and recording inhumated human remains during an excavation to maximise the potential infomration recovery.

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Human Remains from Sites Under Development, a Basic Overview for Recovery

Gaynor Western of Ossafreelance continues her guide to working with human remains and the legal implications and requirements for those involved. (Fully Revised).

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Illustration for Archaeologists - Small Finds

Thomas Small from smallfindsdesign takes you through the process of why and how to illustrate small finds, with two step by step examples - from traditional to digital.

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Interpretation Panels and Leaflets in Archaeology

Designer David Connolly provides a basic grounding in production of interpretation panels and leaflets in order to help you think your way to the best result.

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Photography in Archaeology - Artefacts

Professional photographer Lisa Jayne Fisher provides an in depth but easy to use guide to the best way to photograph a selection of finds, from ceramics to glass.

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Photography in Archaeology - Site Specific

Lisa Jayne Fisher examines the best practice in archaeolgoical photography onsite, from trench to section, and a guide to the equipment you should consider essential for best practice.

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Photography in Archaeology - the basics

With over 30 years of field experience in photography in archaeology, David Connolly provides a basic guide to getting the best image that meets the standard requirement for site photography .

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Survey Basics - Setting Out and Levelling

Whether you rely on surveyors or GPS sytems, every archaeologist

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Survey - Land Survey, Fieldwalking and Metal Detecting

A collection of unique resources and links including a step by step guide on how you can be invovled - from interested amateur to dedicated professional.

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Archaeology of Metalworking - Fieldwork Guide

Giovanna Fregni explains the general background to metalworking and various types of material that may be encountered on excavations and how to deal with them.

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GENERAL GUIDES

Conventions in Recording, Reporting, Planning and other templates

Although most groups have their own in-house style of recording, there is a common theme to them all. We have collected a series of templates together to help get you started.

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Dig Survivor: Preparing for your first project

Worried about going on your first project or fieldschool. Then worry no more, as we provide a guide to what to take, what to expect and what to watch out for. We even have a handy checklist of the essentials.

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Health and Safety Advice in Archaeology

Archaeology can be a dangerous profession when working in a variety of situations from lone survey to construction site, so be aware of the way to work safe.

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Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Site Investigation

Ian Farmer Associates' Frigga Kruse explains the process and function of site investigations in the field using geotechnical methodologies such as test pits and boreholes..

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Involved in Archaeology from School to Retired

Resources and recomentdations on how to get involved in archaeology from YAC member to retired amateur. Not everyone can follow archaeology as a career, but why let that stop you from taking an active role.

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Website Building for your Project

It is impossible to explain every single web package, however, this guide by WikiArch and BAJR puts together a series of simple (and timeless) guidelines to ensure your website meets the needs of everyone.

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Work Safe with community groups in archaeology

Safety in public archaeolgoy is often overlooked or misunderstood. THis guide explains how to stay safe and enjoy community archaeology.

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Archaeology and the Planning Process

Updated for 2014, this guide is primariliy aimed at the developer or applincant that wants to know why they have an archaeolgoical condition and what to do next. Written by David Connolly when he was a PLanning Archaeologist.

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BAJR Guide to a Career in Archaeology

Aimed at pre-university and university students to appreciate the requirements and expectations of commercial and academic archaeology professions. Comprehensive guide to prospects.

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MISCELLANEOUS

101 tips in Archaeology

A collection of useful, light-hearted and common-sense tips to get you through your career in archaeology. Created first in 2004 by the BAJRites of the Federation Forum. .

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Acronyms in Archaeology

Don't know your IfA from your ALGAO? Wonder what a DMV is and why it is in the DBA for the EIA? Wonder no more with this ever expanding List of Common Archaeological Acronyms (LCAA)

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CSCS Cards for Archaeologists

A shock to many graduates is that this card is a more important qualification than the degree when it comes to starting out in commercial archaeology - Find out what it is and how to get it in this guide by Jon Welsh.

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Getting Paid by Clients

Jon Welsh returns in this compehensive and fully referenced guide to ensuring that you get paid at the end of teh day. Essential reading for self employed and sole trading companies.

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Employed or Self-Employed in Archaeology

The big question when it comes to tax and national insurance, is your self employed / employed status. Don't be fooled by cash in hand, self employed, no questions asked opportunities. KNow the law and your rights.

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Glossary of Terms in archaeology

What does it all mean? This jargon buster provides a clear and consice definition of the most common terms in UK Archaeology - you can see this as a companion to Acronyms in Archaeology (above)

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Insurance for Archaeology

Insurance can be seen as a major cost and some people and groups are put off by potential expense, but there are a number of good reasons why you should be insured, and why it is not as bad as you may think.

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Maritime Archaeology in Development

Mark Dunkerly explains the legislation and protection that is extant for British Maritime Archaeology.

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