What Is Excavation?

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Excavation describes the controlled exploration of what lies below the surface, normally carried out systematically in gridded trenches with trowel and shovel. It is a slow and tedious work that involves digging a centimetre at a time, but can also be difficult, backbreaking, toil, shovelling through metres of densely packed soil. The purpose is to lay bare the types of human activities that occurred at a site over time. Through this process, archaeologists look backwards into time, examining a site at discrete temporal periods.
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it is a machine used to dig the earth, it can also be used to lift thing such as a crane would, but only as high as the boom of the excavator will rise and the weight is dependant
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The undercarriage of an excavator must support the weight of the machine, provide traction on unstable surfaces such as mud and allow the machine to move. Variations include the amphibious
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Excavating is a verb and means to make hollow by removing the inner...
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excavation: the act of digging; the site of an archeological exploration; a hole in the ground made by excavating; the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
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ex·ca·va·tion
[eks-kuh-vey-shuhn]
NOUN
1.
a hole or cavity made by excavating.
2.
the act of excavating.
3.
an area in which excavating has been done or is in progress, as an archaeological site.
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Excavation is moving or removing dirt from one place or part of a piece of land. You would have to excavate an area of your yard if you wanted to put in an in ground pool.
Excavation is a big word for a big job as that is a hole made by digging something out or an archaeological site that has been dug up. Usually called a dig.
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