The main element of a Training Excavation is the student or paying volunteer. Often the excavation site is large and rural, and can be worked on over the summer period for several weeks, with many groups arriving over the period for training. Many sites are only excavated due to this type of practice, where development is not pressing for completion and more time can be taken in the long term investigation of the site and training of new archaeologists. The standard of training on an excavation can be variable though, with some sites run by academic archaeologists who are not as up to date with current practice. It is best to check the feedback on sites prior to joining.
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