They say that a trowel is an archaeologist’s best friend. This is my trusty 5 inch marshalltown trowel.
size matters!
We had to bring our own trowels because they can’t be found in Macedonia. Archaeologists use trowels for detail work – for example we uncovered clay surfaces, pebble surfaces, pottery, bones, and more using the trowel. Basically, when you wish to define something slowly you use your trowel. Depending in what you’re trying to do you use different parts of the trowel. If you’re trying to scratch without removing any shards, use to back blade. If you’re trying to define the edges, use the pointy edge. I’m going to be bringing my trowel back home and use it for everything!