Sunday 30 May 2021

UK will Carry on "Saving Archaeological Treasures" Despite Everything

In the UK, Brexit and university cutbacks are fuelling a crisis in recruitment of skilled workers (Dalya Alberge, 'Help our profession or UK’s shared history will be lost, say archaeologists', Guardian Sun 30 May 2021. And here is part of the problem:
A government spokesman said: “We know that our archaeological treasures are irreplaceable and we are determined to protect them. Our planning reforms will build on the strong protections already in place. Our deal with the EU means archaeologists can make short trips to the UK without work permits, and their qualifications will be recognised.”
For this government spokesperson, archaeology is just digging up old things, treasures. And whose fault is it that a UK government spokesman has this impression?

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