Thursday, 20 July 2017

How about '20 Years of Alt-Archaeology'?

4 comments:

heritageaction said...

I see the Treasure Registrar's Twitter shows more than 50% of recent finds have been donated gratis. Is that typical?

Paul Barford said...

More than anything, looking at the number of times the same artefacts pop up for sale on the internet, it represents the saturation of the market due to number of artefacts hoiked each day. Hawking vervels and so on are becoming less easy to shift...

kyri said...

i think if you look at PAS official figures it is on average about 7/12% of finds donated gratis.vast majority of people are treasure hunting not amateur archaeologists as some would want us to believe.
kyri.

Paul Barford said...

Yes, I would like to see Treasure Registrar produce a proper dedicated report on this, with a year-by-year spreadsheet analysis of what, by whom and what value for both rewards paid (and gratefully accepted) by finders and landowners and amounts waived (and by which party). How much did we pay for Treasure in 2006 (for example) and on what, and how much did we pay in 2016?

 
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