More from an FLO on the Lenborough Hoard fiasco. In response to an FLO's excited "Wow - it must be time to start rattling the donate tin as hoard really does need to be in a museum for all to enjoy" Paul Barford wrote:
Paul Barford At which point I get the response from
@AnniB_OxonFLO The archaeological context needs to have been properly investigated for all to benefit from, but was not 2/2 this is just a heap of loose objects from a farmer's table. Tragedy all round.
PAS in the marches
@AnniB_OxonFLO Thanks Paul - I take your point - but don't entirely agree with you. Objects have been found in many ways
But I would say if that is the level of 'outreach' which the British public is getting from PAS archaeologists, the archaeological community may as well jack it in and save millions of pounds and hope the cash saved goes to real archaeology. And if it does not, belatedly cotton on to what they've been doing wrong all along. "Objects have been found in many ways" indeed. Pathetic.
UPDATE 15th June 2016
Obviously has very low expectations. "Success" at precisely what?