Archaeological Survey and Excavation. Survey and Excavation. Research Design Finding Archaeological Sites Excavation Types of Sites. Research Design. Design and Formulation Background Research Research design Implementation Funding Research team members Permission Data Acquisition
Global Positioning System
(GPS) receivers help
the precise locations of archaeological sites
Geographical information system (GIS) works by creating a series of georeferenced overlays.
Samarra' is a town on the east bank of the middle Tigris in Iraq, 125 km north of Baghdad, Between A.D. 836 and 892 it was the capital of the Abbasid Caliphs. Samarra’ expanded to an occupied area of 57 km², one of the largest cities of ancient times.
A datum point provides a point of reference for measuring depth while a grid provides a means of controlling horizontal space.