A blog commenting on various aspects of the private collecting and trade in archaeological artefacts today and their effect on the archaeological record.
Thursday, 7 January 2016
Not Cut-and-pasted at All
Terry may be "satisfied" (that's what he's paid for), the rest of us wonder that anyone seeing it can call it "sensitive" or a "documentary" (real documentaries do not depict the work of "several weeks" as carried out in a single day). If the work had "support" of "local authorities" why was the Polish episode withdrawn before it was screened in Poland? Terry? Terry, I have a letter to the Polish State Prosecutor prepared, I'll send you a copy when you broadcast this. "Support" means excavation permits doesn't it? Can we see the ones that "satisfied" you Terry? Terry?
British archaeologist living and working in Warsaw, Poland. Since the early 1990s (or even longer) a primary interest has been research on artefact hunting and collecting and the market in portable antiquities in the international context and their effect on the archaeological record.
"coiney" - a term I use for private collector of dug up ancient coins, particularly a member of the Moneta-L forum or the ACCG
"heap-of-artefacts-on-a-table-collecting" the term rather speaks for itself, an accumulation of loose artefacts with no attempt to link each item with documented origins. Most often used to refer to metal detectorists (ice-cream tubs-full) and ancient coin collectors (Roman coins sold in aggregated bulk lots)
"tekkie" - metal detectorist/metal detecting (a form of artefact hunting)