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Soil Analysis Support System for Archaeology (SASSA)

Davidson D, Wilson C, Pollard E, Cairns D, Cowie J & Blunn M (2009) Soil Analysis Support System for Archaeology (SASSA). Available from:


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.

StatusPublicly available
AuthorsDavidson Donald, Wilson Clare, Pollard Edward, Cairns David, Cowie Julie, Blunn Martin
Publication date31/12/2009
Date of public distribution2009
PublisherNatural Environment Research Council and the University of Stirling
Place of publicationStirling, UK
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