Experiments in crowd-funding community archaeology

Chiara Bonacchi*, Daniel Pett, Andrew Bevan, Adi Keinan-Schoonbaert

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Abstract / Description of output

This article reviews existing case studies in the ‘crowd-funding’ of community archaeology, as well as offering preliminary results from a small-scale experiment conducted alongside the wider crowd-sourcing efforts of the MicroPasts project (http://micropasts.org). In so-doing, it also considers the possible role of a hybrid reward- and donation-based model for micro-financing collaborative archaeological research. The article concludes with a summary of the key lessons drawn from experiences of crowd-funding archaeology so far, and highlights their particular implications for community archaeology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-198
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Community Archaeology and Heritage
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • archaeological research
  • community archaeology
  • crowd-funding
  • donor motivations
  • heritage
  • non-grant financing
  • sustainability


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