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Dr David Cairns The SASSA Project  





SASSA is a NERC funded project aimed at developing a mobile decision aid that will provide support and training for curators and field archaeologists on the application of soil science techniques to archaeological questions. When complete it is envisaged that SASSA will provide:

  • Support for archaeologists in the field with recording and interpreting archaeological soils and sediments.
  • Guidance on appropriate field and laboratory analytical techniques relevant to answering archaeological questions.
  • Examples of the archaeological questions that soil analysis can contribute to, illustrated by case studies.
  • A background tutorial on soil concepts and geoarchaeology.
  • A glossary of soil terms.
  • A forum for interaction between archaeologists and soil scientists.

For more information and the current state of SASSA, please visit the SASSA web site.


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