Meulebeke, archaeological excavation business Haandeput
WVI | Published December 23, 2015 - Deadline February 15, 2016
As part of a town planning license, the agency advised Heritage to make an archaeological survey with intervention in the soil perform, followed by an excavation in case of finds. In total, five excavation zones were delineated. Because of the nature and extent of the tracks it is probably a rural yard. The excavation of these three smaller zones will be limited primarily to unearth the tracks and structures that were found during prospecting. The obvious concern erfstructuren, possibly with a chronological shift from zone 4 to zone 1. The five zones together measure 3.65 ha: 27.000m² 1,000m² 100m² 7.000m² 1.350m² to excavate land however is determined on maximum 3.8 ha because beyond the demarcation spores may be present: If it appears that some areas within the contour are archaeological less relevant and conversely, other archaeological zones extend beyond the contour delimiting can be adjusted. If certain areas are less valuable and therefore should be deleted, the final excavation area may prove smaller. This requires the operator of the excavation a flexible attitude and a strong substantive follow-up. The objective of the research has been focused on understanding of the site in its totality, in particular the internal organization of each track cluster separately, the mutual relation of the various structures in time and space, and the relationship between the respective structures and the surrounding landscape. It should be at least the following research questions: What is the archaeological relevant geological and soil structure? Is there land degradation and / or erosion, and what this says about the integrity of the tracks? To what extent does the current situation corresponds to the paleo-relief in the periods represented and what can be inferred about erosion / equalization? -What Is the landscape development of the planning area and the paleo landscape processes have had an impact on human activities before, during and after the various defined stages of use? -Which Change occurred in the course of time in the vegetation, the vegetation structure and openness of the landscape and what was the role of man in this? -What Is the nature, date and spatial coherence of the different elements of the site? What is the relationship with the Haandeput? If not, what happens to the surrounding landscape in the intervening period? Is there a direct relationship with the landscape (Haandeput)? Are there indications of internal organization within the buildings? -How Can be placed various burials typological? -On How the cultural landscape which is designed to relate the settlement is? -Are There typological differences noticeable in the trenches, and if so, to which these differences are related? (eg. demarcation vs. drainage, residential area vs. farmland ,.) -Up to find which types or categories must find the finds, and what is the finding density? Are there differences in brands within the site? What similarities and differences are apparent? And if so, where and what influences? -Are There any indications for trade with other regions? -Are There any indications of chronological shifts within certain ensemble in a yard / site? How does the funerary landscape itself from the settlement landscape? Are there indications of chronological shifts? What crops were grown in the different phases of use and habitation? -Are There any indications for livestock and, if so, what species?