After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
• describe what archaeology is and its main objectives and purposes and how an archaeological project is conceived and developed nowadays;
• differentiate between the types of archaeological projects, their life cycles, and actors;
• explain why a project management approach is so valuable in solving and carrying out successful archaeological projects; and
• describe the archeological project life cycle and the actors involved.
1.1 Background of Archaeology Projects
Since its origins as a formal and scientific endeavor during the first half of the XIX century, archaeology has involved two very specific types of activities:
1. the ...