PEOPLE OFTEN WONDER what an archeological excavation costs and where all the money comes from. An American expedition now excavating at Idalion in Cyprus, for instance, spends more than $60,000 per season. Comparable expeditions often spend much more; rarely do they spend less. Yet the 1974 Andrews University expedition to Tell Hesban in Jordan, with 75 staff members and 150 workmen (more than twice as many as Idalion), cost less than $30,000. This was possible only through an extremely efficient and economical use of funds, and because individual staff members were responsible for their own travel costs to Jordan.
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