- Strip map and sample
Strip map and sample is a method of
archaeological excavationapplied in the United Kingdomto preserve archaeological remains by record in the face of development threat. It involves machine stripping of an area, plotting observed features onto a site plan and then partially excavating those features (sampling).
Strip map and sample is undertaken when a site is to be destroyed by development and no satisfactory method of preserving archaeological remains "in situ" can be devised or adequate funding and time has not be factored into development project planning to allow for a full archaeological investigation.
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