Cross dating archaeology


The wreck site was divided into a series of adjoining 1 metre grid squares using frames made up on location from 3 m-long, 48 mm-diameter steel pipes joined at the corners by cross Kee Klamp® frame joints. The frames resulted in a series of 3 x 3 m grids that were further separated into nine 1 m squares using rope lines fixed with elastic cords. The frames were positioned as close to the seabed as possible and supported by adjustable legs. All finds recovered from each square were individually numbered in relation to their grid position.

The Greek word xylon can mean "wood, a piece of wood, or anything made of wood," and can refer to a cross as well, as pointed out in Vine's Expository Dictionary , Vol. 4, p. 153.


Cross dating archaeology

Cross dating archaeology



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