Day By Day
Day By Day
Filming discussion on archaeological strategy
From the printed edition of Last House on the Hill (p.41): "The BACH video record is very detailed and was recorded as a regular part of site documentation. The videos act as an important part of the formal description of the features during their excavation; they include daily diaries, weekly syntheses for the entire team, detailed recording of specific features for later referral by the archaeologists, as well as discussions with specialists (priority tours). Short “digital diaries” were recorded every morning prior to excavating. The timing was deliberate, for it allowed the field directors to collect their thoughts overnight, after the previous day’s work had been assessed and the current day’s work planned. BACH videography also included recording informal gatherings (Thursday night parties), opportunistic events (visits by archaeologists, journalists, and tourists), discussions with excavators and lab specialists, and a variety of casual moments specifically shot to capture the ambience of the excavation at different times of day."
In this collection you can find examples of all of these. In this collection are HiRes daily videos. Where the daily videos are relevant to specific features, extracts from the low resolution versions can also be found in the Feature Collection.