Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Floundering about Collecting

The PAS outreach continues in its usual fine form, with the Leicester FLO informing her "partners" that in Belgium, "metal detecting has just been legalised":

Hmmm. First of all, one suspects that the region she's talking about is Flanders (an area the size of Cornwall and Devon) - not the whole of "Belgium". This was discussed here four years ago:  Flanders About to Licence Archaeological Looting?", so a licensing system. The MEDEA project to which she refers ( is a three year research project, an experimental move, created with the help of researchers from Ghent University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ("on the advisory board of the project members include foreign experts from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Universities of Oxford, Aarhus and Helsinki), and it's no surprise to find PAS's sticky fingers all over it. Brexit will hopefully put paid to that and keep the British propagandists of looting where they belong on Looty-Island on the other side of La Manche. This was a topic discussed at that pro-looting conference organized a few weeks ago at Aarhus (PACHI Monday, 4 April 2016, "The English Disease").

Flanders where they are floundering about what to do about collectors

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