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Excavation is the best-known and most commonly used technique within the science of archaeology.

Individual excavations are normally referred to simply as "digs" by those who participate, this being an over-literal description of the process.

An excavation concerns itself with a specific archaeological site or connected series of sites, and may be carried on over a number of years, since the work tends to be seasonal.

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