Monday, 15 July 2019

UK "Festival of Archaeology" Fetes Looters and Looting

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery‏ @PotteriesMuseum
#HoardFest2019 continues this Saturday, linking with @archaeologyuk #festivalofarchaeology. Discover *takes deep breath* an Anglo-Saxon warrior's grave, gold panning, metal detecting, matching bones with a zooarchaeologist, and a range of Staffordshire archaeology! *breathes out*
I really do not understand how, with archaeology being such a broad subject, in an effort to promote it, all the dumbdown museums can come up with is promoting its antithesis: "metal detecting" is a form of Collection-Driven Exploitation of the archaeological record. What a shame that the "Festival" does not instead promote the protection of the archaeological record from such erosive activity. Bonkers Britain.

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