Despite tactical/cowardly/unprofessional silence by PAS, I am not wrong, am I?
@findsorguk 18 godzin temu
Obviously we believe responsible metal-detecting makes a useful contribution to archaeology, highlighting sites previously known.
@PortantIssues 42 minuty temu
@findsorguk Not if finds are removed from them willy-nilly and not properly documented http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2015/11/mitigating-context-loss-in-metal.html … why no PAS "Guidelines"?
Paul Barford Whatever the Portable Antiquities Scheme may try to pretend, these are indeed "Portant Issues" about current policy towards artefact hunting and collecting and jolly well should be being discussed by a multi-million pound publicly funded scheme run by one of the country's top museums. Why are the Schemers so quiet?
@PortantIssues 41 minut temu
@findsorguk targeting known sites w/o proper method is erosion of archaeological record, surely
See the important comment by Heritage Action below asking the question quite what the Portable Antiquities Scheme understands by "highlighting". There will be no answer to that from them either- you can bet.