What method of excavation did Spyridon Marinatos (Greek archaeologist) use?

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Like all modern archaeologists, he used a systematic method that, to this day, entails fieldwork that includes research and excavation, which itself is broken down into steps. The goal of archaeologists is to destroy nothing of value, so obviously great care must be taken in removing layers of dirt and...

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Like all modern archaeologists, he used a systematic method that, to this day, entails fieldwork that includes research and excavation, which itself is broken down into steps. The goal of archaeologists is to destroy nothing of value, so obviously great care must be taken in removing layers of dirt and debris accumulated over time. His greatest endeavor, Akrotiri on the island of Santorini, was overseen by the Archaeological Society in Athens. Its mission has been to find and restore Greek antiquities, many of which suffered neglect and plunder. He also was attempting to prove his theory about the destruction of the Minoan civilization due to the eruption of Santorini’s volcano.

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