Because an archaeologist removes layers of remains from a site, excavations produce large amounts of records. Everything that is recovered is recorded in field notes, plans and sections, and photographs.
Finding Aid to Kourion Archival Collections
The records of the excavations at Kourion (1935–1954) are housed in the Penn Museum Archives. The Archives is open by appointment Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9:30 to 4:30 and the staff welcomes researchers to view the records of the Penn Museum and its many expeditions. The records of the Kourion expedition are voluminous. The finding aids will help the researcher locate necessary records, which may then be accessed in the archives.