After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
• plan an archaeological project including logistics and scheduling issues;
• develop a communications matrix; and
• define the administrative, technical, and academic duties and responsibilities for all involved.
Initiating an archaeological project may feel like the same thing as planning the project, and indeed, they will more often than not overlap during the first phase of the project’s life cycle. Still, it is worth identifying both stages in order to avoid saturating yourself with deliverables that, if properly sorted out, can allow for a more efficient and tidy preparation.
This stage: planning, will forcefully require you start working ...