Thursday, 2 February 2023

From a UK Reader

A reader comments:
Hi Paul, I wonder if you'd watched the latest series of Digging for Britain. Just I was a bit confused whether I was watching watching "Detectorists or Digging for Britain, especially after dozing off for a few moments. Whilst the content in recent series is much more archaeologically derived, rather from detecting finds, someone appears to have crossed identities. The same musicians (Johnny Flynne and Robert Mcfarlane) are now used throughout Digging for Britain as in Detectorists. With the walk on by Prof Whatsherface in the xmas special, it sort of demonstrates just how cosy the relationship between arkies and the salt-of-the-earth detecting types is getting, even in the face of increasing evidence as to the mere lip service paid to notions of taking resposibility for safeguarding sites and conservation and the relative worthlessness of the current scheme and its failure to address some of the original reasons for its inception.
It's a pity though that archaeologists write these things to me and not anywhere more useful in getting change in public attitudes.

1 comment:

Brian Mattick said...

Atrocious. Subliminal pushing of the "citizen archaeologists" concept that even PAS has dropped because it's demonstrably false in the case of 9 out of 10.

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