He built a workshop, developed an excavator with an earth scoop and built a dam to supply water for a hydro electric plant to supply power for domestic use and for his engineering projects.
Well he had gone to Oxford and studied classical archaeology when people like Arthur Evans the famous excavator of Crete was there, it must have been an exciting time.
Because he can do more work from one position, the excavator operator moves his machine less.
As Mortimer Wheeler put it 50 years ago, ‘the archaeological excavator is not digging up things, he is digging up people’.
Rather than bringing in a larger piece of equipment, an operator may overload a smaller excavator , lifting rocks heavier than what the equipment normally handles.
The excavator 's pump system is the source of the oil, and it is routed to the attachment via tubelines and hoses on the workgroup.
Installation at another site with an excavator and bulldozer working as a team took the same amount of time.
When the dig was over it was generally the personal responsibility of the excavator , with little assistance, to sort out all the material and write it up for publication.
The material found in front of the palisade fence, in the ditches, and within the interior suggested to the excavator that the site was used for ritual, ceremonial, and funerary purposes by a fairly large group of people.
The total number of burials estimated for both sites is based on the excavator 's descriptions and the number of skeletal remains he reported.