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Experiments in Crowd-funding Community Archaeology

Bonacchi C, Pett D, Bevan A & Keinan-Schoonbaert A (2015) Experiments in Crowd-funding Community Archaeology. Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage, 2 (3), pp. 184-198.

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 ( ). 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.

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

Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage: Volume 2, Issue 3

Author(s)Bonacchi, Chiara; Pett, Daniel; Bevan, Andrew; Keinan-Schoonbaert, Adi
FundersArts and Humanities Research Council
Publication date31/12/2015
Publication date online03/09/2015

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