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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 4. Who pays for all this?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27850


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Oded Borowski ( - oborows) 'Emory University'