Research Domains and Methods
Following each of the links below (Research Domains and Field and Laboratory Methods) you will find brief discussions about the research agenda and methods that were employed throughout the work CAS performed at Zatopec.
Zatopec, having been extensively excavated in the past and identified as containing prehistoric domestic features, provided an important opportunity for archaeologists to focus on research domains that are not often addressed. Some examples include: How were tasks carried out by different people over time? Can archaeologists see evidence for different skill levels? And were certain basic resources evenly distributed among site occupants in all time periods?
Many archaeological investigations share common excavation methods; you may be aware of brushes and trowels from television or the movies. But there is much more that goes into recovering, recording, and analyzing artifacts in a meaningful way.