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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 34. What happens to all the data?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27883


Many excavations – up to 75% – are never published in final form, and not many people read those that are. How best to disseminate final results has always been problematic. With increasing digital data, it is likely that online final publication will eventually become the norm in Levantine archaeology. Meanwhile, the archives of hundreds of unpublished excavations await study and ‘re-excavation’.

Chapter Contributors

  • Piotr Bienkowski ( - piotrb) 'Cultural Consultant, Co-Director International Umm al-Biyara Project'