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)
N.B. To navigate between sections in the manual, use the Bookmarks function in Acrobat.
Context Sheets Register Sheets Prompt Sheets Sample Sheets
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Misc. Sheets Photo Sheets (Full guidance on the use of each particular sheet is presented in the ROMFA manual)
N.B. Sheets should ideally be printed on min. of 120g/m2, on coloured paper
where listed, with prompt sheets laminated for outdoor use.