Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant
Chapter: 4. Who pays for all this?
An archaeological excavation is a major financial undertaking whether it is a salvage excavation or a planned long-term excavation. There are several types of entities that are involved in excavations such as: government agencies, academic institutions, religious organization, private individuals, and for profit companies. Each has its own motives and means of financing its operation.