How do archaeologist get funding for projects?

I'm writing a book and one of the lead characters is a professor of Archaeology. He needs funding for a project coming up one year from now. I'm assuming he would work with a museum or university and maybe have a fund raiser? Try to find wealthy contributers or maybe celebrities to attend the fund... show more I'm writing a book and one of the lead characters is a professor of Archaeology. He needs funding for a project coming up one year from now. I'm assuming he would work with a museum or university and maybe have a fund raiser? Try to find wealthy contributers or maybe celebrities to attend the fund raiser?

Any advice or insight is apreciated.
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