1: G. Buccellati, January 2003
The ongoing concern during excavation is to understand the complexity and the intricacy of the stratigraphic universe and the typological inventory. The ultimate goal is to translate such understanding into an ordered conceptual universe, and to construct our own mirror image of the reality in the ground.
Very concrete because of its total immersion in the ground|
and its unremitting confrontation with physical matter
the attention of the archaeologist is guided nevertheless
by highly abstract and fundamental principles.
This section explores specific applications of these principles
as exemplified by our work at Mozan
with regard to both emplacement and deposition.
It is out of these cnsiderations that a proper stratigraphic assessment can emerge,
of which, as well, specific examples are provided.