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Synonyms for excavate
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.6 / 11 votes
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
recover through digging
"Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"
excavate, dig up, turn upverb
find by digging in the ground
"I dug up an old box in the garden"
dig, turn up, hollow, turn out, fold up, dig up, locate, fold, surface, come out, come on, show up, dig out, unearth, prove
form by hollowing
"Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team"; "excavate a cavity"
excavate, dig, hollowverb
remove the inner part or the core of
"the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
stab, dig, cut into, prod, grind, travail, core out, turn over, jab, delve, hollow, labour, savvy, comprehend, compass, poke, apprehend, get the picture, grok, unearth, turn up, labor, dig out, grasp, hollow out, drudge, moil, toil, dig up
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
hollow, hollow out, scoop out, dig out, cut out
PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 2 votes
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The key is to excavate slowly and carefully and record well. The fact is this isn't a race. All archaeology is disruption. We can't go back and re-do it, so we have to do it well in the first place, i’m feeling more certain today than I expected to be.
If we were continuing to excavate the castaway campsite at the southeast end of the atoll I would say that we could ‘expect’ to make further discoveries, it’s an established archaeological site where we know a castaway died - apparently female and of Earhart’s height and ethnic origin - and where we have found artifacts that speak of an American woman of the 1930s.
LiDAR cannot show everything and many of the parts of the city need to investigated on the ground from up close, eventually we will want to excavate some parts of the site and since the deposits are not generally deep, not a lot of earth has to be moved.
Mary Leakey made exquisitely detailed maps of the footprint localities. From Mary Leakey map, we were able to approximate where the tracks should be. We began to dig, hoping for the best, but fearing instead that forty years of seasonal rains had washed them away, the soil was hard as cement and it took a hammer and chisel to reach the footprint layer, which we then needed to excavate delicately with a hard-bristled brush and tongue depressor. Fortunately, the footprints were beautifully preserved.
Its relatively rare to excavate this number of Roman burials in our region, but in particular, in this case, we are very confident that all the burials are people who worked on a Roman villa estate.
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