Related to the above post on the ethical issues involved in treasure hunting mortuary deposits: Prof. Howard M. R. Williams, 'The ‘Sutton Hoo Treasure’ Must Be Destroyed!' Archaeodeath October 12, 2015
What’s wrong with popular parlance calling it treasure? My answer is that it is utterly wrong. Insidiously wrong. Insultingly wrong. It is wrong on so, so, so many levels [...], people who call it ‘treasure’ are misled at best, peddling idiocies to be mildly generous, and dangerously delusional to be honest. It must stop now [...]Vignette: The BM and pirate 'archaeology'.