In the Terms of Reference (ToR), the purpose, research question and method of implementation of an archaeological field investigation and expert analysis are phrased. The ToR may be regarded as the basic document for an archaeological investigation. It needs to be drafted according to a format which is part of the Quality Norm Dutch Archaeology. I have extensive experience with the drafting of ToR’s, including those for research of multiperiod sites and areas where archaeological remains are situated on diverse levels in the soil, which occurs often in our Dutch river delta.
The Terms of Reference for the excavation of 1,1 hectares, with settlement and burial remains from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, the Roman Era and the Middle Ages, situated on a sandy channel bed deposit and in a residual gully.
The Terms of Reference for the excavation of 0,9 hectare, with settlement and burial remains from the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, situated on a silted up residual gully and the adjacent bank area.
The Terms of Reference for the excavation of 1 hectare, with settlement and craft remains from the Neolithic, the Bronze Age, the Roman Era and the Middle Ages, situated on a river dune.