Archaeology has always attracted enthusiastic volunteers, who have participated in excavations, surveys, site recording or artefact handling, as well as museum-related tasks such as engaging with visitors or helping with curatorial duties. However, most data have been produced by specialists. More often than not the knowledge remains in the academic or professional domains. Poorly known evidence and objects fill museum storage rooms and university archives. Traditional methods and resources do not seem sufficient to give these assets the public attention they deserve.
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