Could not believe the response to yesterday’s post. Apparently those of you who visit here do not know me very well, and not aware of my standing within the archaeological community. Yesterday was April 1st (as in April Fool’s Day) just in case you didn’t know.
Aside from all the encouragement about the forthcoming meeting with an archaeologist, someone actually took the time to contact Texas A &M to make sure I wasn’t being bamboozled (his name shall remain Anonymous). Likewise only two people picked up on the 1916D Merc photos.
John’s post in the Malamute Saloon was also tongue in cheek, and I suspect it had a couple of arkies a little worried….
I hate to say it but the ole “baffle them with bullshit” theory really does work. Then again I should know that. Archaeologists use it on a daily basis.
Here’s hoping my fun and games didn’t disappoint or piss off too many of you….
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JOHN HOWLAND WITH NEWS ABOUT FORTHCOMING CONFERENCE
John made me aware of a forthcoming conference in the UK that should be interesting. The comments about our contributions to the public are right on the money. John also penned a great article on stolen antiquities, which will give you some food for thought! To read his latest simply click on the Malamute Saloon link above and scroll down to today’s date.
Last thing I heard on this subject was that the folks in Illinois were waiting to see if an attorney would take on the issue. Also have not heard anymore from the three major groups as to their plans on tackling this issue. The Task Force site hasn’t had an update since April of last year, and the FMDAC site has no mention of it. Likewise the WATTS group seems much to busy promoting their events to mention it as well….
So, now that I pissed them all off again, I suspect I will hear something, so stay tuned…