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By Heather Burke

The following, in a single quantity, is every little thing it is very important behavior fieldwork in archaeology greater than 2 hundred charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams essentially illustrate the right way to layout, fund, learn, map, list, interpret, picture, investigate - and write up - your fieldwork. completely complete, The Archaeologist's box instruction manual is designed for each form of archaeological perform - from easy web site recordings to specialist consultancies - for a person who desires to list historical past websites responsibly. This hands-on guide offers step by step directions on how one can adopt and effectively whole all kinds of fieldwork.

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Remember, any item that is not justified properly will be the first to be cut if the panel decides to trim your budget. Obtaining industry funding Finding industry money requires slightly different skills. Some government programs— such as the Discovery program of the Australian Research Council* (ARC)—simply exist to further knowledge. This is rarely the case with industry funding, however. Industry bodies have specific purposes that are usually related to making money. Therefore, getting an industry partner to support your project will involve working out some way in which your research can help them to make money.

There are two main factors which will determine whether or not you will obtain financial support for your project. The first is the standard of your application. Whenever you apply for funding, it is crucial that you submit the best possible application. For any funding body, you will need to demonstrate what you are going to do, how you are going to do it and why the project is important. The second factor is whether the funding body has a mandate to fund the type of project for which you are seeking support.

Remember that nothing is published on time, which is why you need to keep proper records. In the 1960s, I worked on an excavation where the first director had died unexpectedly, leaving the work unfinished. His successor finished the excavation but never published the research, as he had other work in train. He too died unexpectedly. Forty years later, a third person was finally commissioned to publish the full excavation report. Whether he did or not I don’t know—I just hope our record keeping was OK.

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