Paul Barford @PortantIssues 25.08
"Can artefact hunters be archaeologists"? upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm… PAS, Tell us all about it
vj @ poetryinstone @poetryinstone 25.08 @PortantIssuesThe issue is between those who in the past see only loose "things" to display and admire and those whose concern it is to preserve things in their contexts. The British Museum used to do real archaeology (Sutton Hoo for example), now it seems from official communiques that it does not even really know what the word means. The British Museum becomes a brutish museum.
destroying context and reducing sacred art to showcase curios !! disgrace not only to the profession but to humanity
Vignette: Artefact hunters in their natural environment; can they be archaeologists?