7.3 Overall approach, scope of the questions posed and organisation of research

While almost all research that is undertaken is of excellent quality, it is also highly specialised and there is always the danger of insufficient interdisciplinary collaboration. This has been a perennial problem as regards post-excavation research; the projects that have worked best are where the collaborative workers are engaged at an early and where feasible are introduced to the site itself 'on the ground' and there follow regular meetings of the entire team to assess progress and share insights right up to the point of production of a final report.