Putting the report together

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Putting a standard Data Structure Report together.

Collected site data is then organised for reporting

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Putting the report together

  1. 1. Putting the Report together Written – Illustrative -Photographic
  2. 2. What elements do you need?        Why you are there What is already known How you did it Where you did it What did you find What does it mean Is there anything else
  3. 3. The Lists      Photographic Context Finds Samples Drawings   (plan and section) Other  Maps Previous work Bibliographic references  The basis of any report.  
  4. 4. Personal preference  The Trench story   How would you tell me what happened Figures Next  Helps to clarify the story 6001- 6002 - 6003 - 6004 6005 - 6006 - 6007 - 6008 6009 – 6010 – 6011 – 6012 6013 – 6014
  5. 5. Main Illustrations / Figures    Location of the site (often old maps are useful too) Location of the works Key plans / sections  Keep it to a minimum and as both a replacement to text AND as an enhancement  No clutter
  6. 6. Site Drawings Good site drawings = Good illustrations Lots of info!
  7. 7. LOCATION Look at the one on the left and say what is ‘bad’ and then below and what is ‘better’
  8. 8. Previous Maps Use them and explain them
  9. 9. Lots of info at a glance Trench / survey locations
  10. 10. Trench plans
  11. 11. Each section of the Template in turn    Table of Contents Summary / Abstract Introduction       Objectives Methodology Results        Background Location History General Each trench &/or area &/or investigation Finds Reports / Samples / etc Conclusions / Interpretation / Discussion Further Work ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Appendices
  12. 12. Write it     Edit it Read it Edit it Read it
  13. 13. Images to illustrate    A Choose plates carefully. Keep them with the text They must be appropriate for the report. B Which would be best? C D E F
  14. 14. Use images to give readers a sense of place   Which one best represents a training dig. Which one best represents thinking about the site
  15. 15. DSR - real examples  Amisfield   Search for Amisfield DSR On Google See how it conforms to the standard format.    OR Search for Garleton Castle: Southwest Lodge On Google See how it conforms to the same format but totally different site
  16. 16. Next time: Finalising the report    DES OASIS Deposition and Preparation of Archive  Future proof your archive Reporting your project     Public article ( Magazine or Newspaper ) Journal publication Public Talk or Academic Lecture Interpretation, Website, Leaflets

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