In archaeology, one generates a lot of dirt. Thus, proper shoveling technique to remove the dirt is essential. There are several ways to transport dirt from the ground to the wheelbarrow, directly putting it in, putting dirt in buckets and dumping buckets in wheelbarrow, and finally tossing the dirt from the wheelbarrow. I shall focus on the most legit of the three options – dirt tossing. As you may know, archaeologists often get stuck in trenches below the ground. Transporting dirt from below the ground to the wheelbarrow presents a challenge. However, great dirt tossers can overcome this difficulty.
One way to toss is to keep your hand closer to the shovel still and push down hard with your other hand that is at the end of the shovel, and at the same time swinging your arm forward. With proper strength you can shoot the dirt into the wheelbarrow in a nice projectile. Lack of control, however, will end in tragedy as the dirt either 1. Misses the wheelbarrow and falls on the ground above and will need cleaning later 2. Misses the wheelbarrow and falls into the trench again, meaning you have to hoe the dirt back and keep trying 3. Misses the wheelbarrow and hits the person holding the wheelbarrow