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 Archaeological Tools
  Photo by Roger Lloyd, Nova Scotia Museum

Archaeological Tools

In this photo you can see two of the the tools used by archaeologists during the 1998 excavations at Birchtown. The total station (left) is an electronic survey instrument that quickly and accurately provides distance and elevation measurements to produce a map of the site. To the right of the total station is the aluminum leg of the large bipod that elevates a camera to a suitable height from which a photographic record of the site is made.