A scheme or model that outlines a set of principles for the planning, organization, and running of medium and large‐scale archaeological projects. Published first by English Heritage in 1989, an elaborated and expanded document was issued in 1991 that has become known as MAP2. Based on the requirements of large‐scale archaeological excavations and the subsequent programme of post‐excavation analysis, the suggested system involves a continuous loop of four steps: proposal; decision; data‐collection; and review. This cycle applies sequentially through five main stages in the life of a project: planning; fieldwork; assessment of potential for analysis; analysis and report preparation; and dissemination.
http://www.eng-h.gov.uk/guidance/map2/index.htm Text of the guidance documents relating to the management of archaeological fieldwork projects.