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Book: Exploring the Holy Land

Chapter: 2. The Role of the PEF in Setting up the Architectural Draughtsmanship Tradition in Levantine Archaeology

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.34539


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Sveta Matskevich ( - smatskevich) 'Hebrew University of Jerusalem'