IN THE early days archeological expeditions had a staff consisting of from one to three members and a working force of hundreds of laborers. At Gezer in Palestine, which was excavated between 1902 and 1909, a large number of local workmen were employed. R. A. S. Macalister, the expedition director and only archeologist, was usually also registrar of finds, business manager, physician, surveyor, photographer, and supervisor of all labor per- formed. During the excavations at Shechem in 1913 and 1914, Ernst Sellin, working with a labor force of 150 local men and women, but having C. Praschniker as architect and surveyor to assist him, was somewhat better off than Macalister.
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