Excavation Area Reports: Interim

The interim report is composed of a written report and associated files. The report should be a summary of all the work done to date, as well as any preliminary interpretations. Follow the general guidelines in the Excavation Reports: Overview page for how to construct the report, use abbreviations, etc. The required tables should be created by querying the database (see that section).

Save report files so that each section prescribed below is contained within a report folder named according to the following examples: e:\gygaia\reports\area_[area code]\201X_report_[#]_interim\

  • Report (one double-spaced MS Word file)
    • ​Example file name: area_98_531_2016_report_1_interim.docx
    • ​Brief descriptions of the goals of the excavation area and progress made in accomplishing them since the previous report
    • Brief interpretations of the significance of contexts and samples excavated since the previous report
    • Plans for continuing excavations​​
    • Figures to illustrate text throughout sections, as appropriate
    • Abstract
  • Figures folder
    • ​Example file name: 98_531_figures
    • Contains the full-resolution images used in the figures in the text (see above for file-naming conventions)
  • Co​ntext and sample tables (one MS Excel file containing two spreadsheet tabs with data exported from the database)
    • Example file name: 98_531_tables.xlsx
    • ​Context table (three columns)​
      • ​​​Area; context (spatial and group); simple name
    • ​Individual (“special”) sample table (five columns)​
      • ​​​Area; context; sample; simple name​​​; material
  • ​​​​​Day plans (one PDF file containing the sequence of plans)
    • Example file name: 98_531_day_plans.pdf

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