In connection with tomorrow's facile fluff-conference organized by the Portable Antiquities Scheme, I thought I'd just put up a picture of an amateur fieldwork group in action using surface material to create knowledge, instead of a personal collection:
'Oooh look, no Treasure rewards, no EBaying, no secrecy, no selfish motivation, no flattery. no dodgy stats, no cammo, no pockets, yet all the funding and praise and promotion is being dished out elsewhere!' ( Heritage Action, 'The wrong Portable Antiquities Conference is being held tomorrow!' 20/11/2016)
But to be honest, considering the evident depth of the blinkered self-delusion among the supporters of the PAS, I do not expect that a single archaeologist present at tomorrow's event will be expounding on the difference.
More on the BM tekkie-love-fest from this blog:
'Well, Somebody takes my point. A Pity the British Museum Can't Understand' PACHI, Wednesday, 24 August 2016,
Heritage Action on Trepanation and Modern Archaeology' PACHI Saturday, 3 September 2016
'Artefact Hunting: What the PAS Promotes' PACHI Saturday, 29 October 2016
'They need to wise-up and smell the roses!' PACHI Saturday, 5 November 2016