Book: Exploring the Holy Land
Chapter: 2. The Role of the PEF in Setting up the Architectural Draughtsmanship Tradition in Levantine Archaeology
The significance of the PEF in the early archaeological investigation of the Levant is much appreciated and well-studied. Yet, it is rarely acknowledged that PEF played a key-role in setting the standards of the organization and recording of archaeological excavation that went far beyond the antiquarian tradition, and serve archaeologists till today.
In this study, I analysed architectural drafting and surveying methods, used for the first PEF projects, and have tried to reconstruct the process of formation of archaeological draughtsmanship in the Levant.