Initiating an Archaeology Project
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.
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 ...