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field walking

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Definition of field walking in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A technique for finding or studying archaeological sites by walking systematically across a ploughed field collecting artefacts on the surface.
Example sentences
  • These bits can be collected by responsible field walking and all the information that goes with such finds can be recorded before it is lost.
  • New excavation, soil coring and field walking confirmed Cannings' remarkable status.

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