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The ROMFA Archaeological Recording System

 

The ‘ROMFA Archaeological Recording System’ and its accompanying site manual have been designed to provide appropriate guidance on good archaeological method and practice and also as an introduction for trainees to the methods and techniques utilised by professional archaeologists.

The Context Recording System consists of pre-printed pro-forma sheets made up of fields with prompts for standard information (e.g. measurements, soil descriptions etc.). The sheets are designed to create a professional level of organisation and consistency in the recording of physical archaeology and to prompt archaeologists of any level of experience to create a detailed and easily cross-referenced record.

 

In addition, several prompt sheets have been produced which synthesise major elements of the recording methods. These prompt sheets are designed to be used in the field for quick reference and as a general teaching aid.

 

Although the author retains intellectual property rights to the ROMFA System, permission is granted for reproduction and use as an archaeological recording resource. Click on the thumbnail or link below to download the ROMFA Manual and sheets.

 

                                   Recording Manual                                                            Complete Sheet Pack  (coming soon)

                

                                  

                            A4                                     A5

N.B. To navigate between sections in the manual, use the Bookmarks function in Acrobat.

 

               Context Sheets                      Register Sheets        Prompt Sheets         Sample Sheets       

 

Cut

(use yellow paper)

Deposit

(use white paper)

Masonry

(use pink paper)

Skeleton

(use green paper)

Master

(use blue paper)

Recorded Finds

(use lilac paper)

Timber

(use buff paper)

Context Register

Plan Register

Section Register

Drawing Sheet

Register

Small Finds Register

Excavation

Cut & Deposit

Drawings

Masonry

Glossary A & B

Skeleton

Sample Register

Sample Sheet

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Misc. Sheets          Photo Sheets       (Full guidance on the use of each particular sheet is presented in the ROMFA manual)

 

Trench Sheet

Collected Finds

Small Finds Sheet

 

Film ID Sheet

Film Register

Photo Index

Digital Sheet

            N.B. Sheets should ideally be printed on min. of 120g/m2,  on coloured paper  

            where listed, with prompt sheets laminated for outdoor use.