Apparently my recent posts have hit a nerve, as in Paul Barford’s response to them (scroll down or simply search my name). Read his most recent garbge, and take from it whatever you care. It’s obvious his anger, his hatred for anyone not an archaeologist, but again, you can make your own decision….
I have spent some time perusing his blog, and wonder how this individual has the time to post so many negative blurbs. They are not infrequent. They are every day, sometimes four or five times a day, and lengthy at that. Apparently it’s his only job, and his only joy in life. How sad….
The last paragraph in his most recent lengthy, and always confusing tirade…..
“Finally I really find highly amusing [having worked on sites from the Middle Palaeolithic, a couple of thousand year old hillforts and urban sites in Poland and Norway, Roman villas and forts in England, Anglo-Saxon villages, Late Iron Age saltworks, and more recently digging in Luxor Egypt not to mention in my career working through boxes and boxes of finds] to have a Texas metal detectorist suggesting that my critique of the conservation aspects of current policies on artefact hunting and collecting is due to “jealousy”. Of what? Finding Barber dimes, wheaties and corroded Confederate buckes and uniform buttons? He really has to be joking.”
Let me break that down in simple terms. He wants everyone to know that he one of the “elite” in his field, and we are not worth his time and effort. If that is so, and if what we find is of no interest to you Mr. Barfart, why don’t you piss off and leave us alone? Go dig a mummy, or scrounge through some more boxes.
And so it goes with Mr. Barford and Swiftie. Digging around the treasure hunting sites, skulking in metal detector stores, looking for one more thing to bitch about. As for me I think I will venture out today and see if I can find one of those Barber dimes he mentioned.
Maybe one day these two sad asses will come out of the shadows, grow up, get a life and be happy….
COMMENTS ON THIS AS WELL FROM THE MALAMUTE SALOON
I had been wondering why my friend from the Mayfly Pub has not been in contact, and I found out it was because he was in France, detecting (he hunts topless beaches exclusively), and sampling the grands vins. He didn’t share that with me ahead of time, knowing damn well that I would expect a case to show up at my door, but that’s okay. I will get even.
John Howland also weighs in on Mr. Barford, Mr. Swift and offers a few tips on using the Garrett ATPro at the beach. To read his latest diatribe, click on the Malamute Saloon link above. As for his comments about baseball cards, ignore them. His is simply talking out loud while in a stupor…
LATE STONE AGE…..WHEN DID IT START
Found the following article rather interesting……
TROWBRIDGE COIN HOARD
Thanks to Joey Ortega for the following…..
Hope I am wrong about this, but I just saw where the new Minelab pinpointer will retail at $199.95. Are you kidding me? Really…give me a break. Years ago this kind of money would have bought you a metal detector. Apparently today we are so well off, and so damn lazy, that we will pay this kind of money for something to help us locate a find in an already, pinpointed and dug hole? I am ready to give up with all this…just blows my mind. If that’s your greatest need or want, all I can say is WOW!