Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Bloomsbury Anti-Countdown

Bloomsbury is a funny place, the Portable Antiquities Scheme kids everyone that  they are on the way to getting their millionth object but the runaway counter on their very own webpage shows they are racing away from that number ('Milliongate: PAS Gone Numbers -Crazy'). And you know what? Nobody is paying the slightest bit of attention to their posing and playing about with the numbers as though they've all simply lost trust in them and no longer care.

Over on the PAS public database today, here on the front page, we read 1,024,184 objects within 633,705 records. A million was 2343 records ago.

And as HERs and the people that run them go to the wall, the PAS in their 'outreach' tells people to use THEIR facility to find out about local metal detector finds around their home instead of encouraging an awareness of the local HER. 

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