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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 8. Why not dig the whole site?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27855


Unless a site is about to destroyed to due to modern development (such as the construction of buildings, roads, etc.), the modern practice and ethics of contemporary archaeologists does not allow the complete excavation of an ancient archaeological site. Here are some reasons why.

Chapter Contributors

  • Aren Maeir ( - amaeir) 'Bar-Ilan University'