CHAPTER 2

Initiating an Archaeology Project

Objectives

After reading this chapter you will be able to:

describe the process of initiating a research project and the basic requirements to start one;

discuss the importance of a charter and the various elements included in it; and

explain how to start your project with a strong team.

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A constant methodological challenge in archaeology (and social sciences for that matter) is how to conciliate theory with practice. The challenges involved in properly planning a research project (or simply “project”) can very well serve as an example of the difficulties of taking something written in paper ...

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