Soil Analysis Support System for Archaeology (SASSA)

Donald Davidson, Clare Wilson, Edward Pollard, David Cairns, Julie Cowie, Martin Blunn

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The aim of SASSA is to provide support and training for curators and field archaeologists on the application of soil science techniques to archaeological questions. When complete SASSA will provide:
- Support for archaeologists in the field with recording and interpreting archaeological soils and sediments.
- Guidance on appropriate field and laboratory analytical techniques relevant to answering archaeological questions.
- Examples of the archaeological questions that soil analysis can contribute to, illustrated by case studies.
- A background tutorial on soil concepts and geoarchaeology.
- A glossary of soil terms.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStirling, UK
PublisherUniversity of Stirling
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • soil analysis
  • archaeology
  • geoarchaeology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology


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