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What lies beneath

What lies beneath
trefwoorden: technology - x-ray
New “non-destructive” sensing technologies are transforming archaeology.
Since its emergence as a science, archaeology has wrestled with a paradox: discovery involves destruction, and investigation requires intrusion. An archaeological dig cannot be undone. Once a layer has been stripped away, any information not recorded is lost. Most archaeologists have had the experience of trying to discover something new about a site that has been completely excavated, only to find that the question they wanted to ask had not occurred to the original diggers.

Lees verder bij: The Economist (2 oktober 2003)