Recording the Remains
Top: Grids help mark the location of an object compared to the other things around it. Bottom: Archaeologists often draw what they find at a site.

When a site is excavated, it is also destroyed. That's why it's so important to keep accurate, detailed records of everything on a site.

When archaeologists dig, they create a grid to keep track of where they find things. They also draw pictures and take photographs of everything they find.

All this information helps archaeologists re-create a picture of the site later. These records will be shared with other scientists interested in that site. They're also left for future generations of scientists, like you!
 

 
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