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Use Excavators to Excavate Fossils

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used excavator is very popular among consumers both at home and abroad for high quality and competitive price. There are various kinds of excavators both in domestic and international markets for your selection. It can be used to excavate fossil actually. The fossil records various kinds of signs of the natural world, so it is of great importance to maintain the integrity of the fossil to use it for study or research. You should take proper measures when excavating to protect it from damage. Here we will give you a brief introduction.

First of all, prepare things that you will need. For example, you may need things like shovel, trowel, soft brush, rock pick and rock hammer. What should you know is that fossil identification requires careful research about location, rock type and environment. During the excavation process, you can photograph the stages for the excavation and include samples of the rocks.

Second, dig in an area where fossils have been found previously by using the shovel. The fossil will be embeded in the rock and soil that has protected it for thousands of years. And it may be connected with other fossil layers, so you should recognize that digging around an existing fossil might danger other fossilized artifacts nearby. So, be carefully.

Third, switch from the larger shovel to a small hand-held trowel. It makes it possible for the archaeologist to control the movement of the shovel to prevent damage to the fossil. You are advised to clean dirt and loose rock from around the fossil to avoid bang the trowel into the fossil to prevent damage.

Fourth, brush off the exposed fossil as much as possibly to determine how embedded the artifact is in the surrounding rock. Get as clear picture as possible to plan excavation carefully. Use the small rock pick and hammer to gently clip away around the circumference of the fossil. Remove the debris from the fossil by using the brush to make it easier to see your work area.

Last, slip the rock pick to the flower edges of the channel and tap gentlely to break the  rock beneath the fossil. Work around the entire base of the fossil, and brush away debris for a clear view of the fossil.

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