This morning Heritage Action published "12 New Year Conservation Resolutions" they'd like to see. Four are relevant to the topic of this blog:
4. Portable Antiquities Scheme:
“We’ll simply tell the truth to artefact hunters, farmers and the public”.6. Landowners:
“Like with sheep and spuds, we’ll let nothing off our farms without us seeing it (and knowing its value).“
7. Landowners:“We’ll keep in mind every archaeological find needs reporting (whatever any non-archaeologist says).”12. Archaeologists:
“We’ll fret less about community archaeology and more about the community’s archaeology”
Interestingly, they did not deem it much point suggesting what artefact hunters might offer as their resolutions for 2015.