archaeological term used to describe the art of removing dirt from a square hole with a square shovel. If schnitting is done correctly, a large amount of dirt can be removed from a location with unbelievable precision. The material or "schnitt" that is removed can then be sifted using a fine screen. This screen will remove the schnitt from the artifacts - which may include, pot sherds and even coprolite (petrified shit)
"Cooper is the shit at schnitting." or "Jesus Christ! Look at that pile of schnitt!"
by The Evil Troll August 20, 2009