Butch Holcombe, publisher of the American Digger magazine, responded to my post of yesterday, and invited Paul Barford, from the Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues blog, to be a guest on Relic Roundup. He inadvertently used the “Wally” name, and Mr. Barford took offense. As a result Butch emailed me and asked that I share the following…
Dear Mr. Barford,
First, our apologies in not addressing you by your proper name. Our staff assumed that “Wally” was your real name after seeing numerous references to it, and we admit the blunder. The invitation to appear on our show is sincere. Both relic hunters and archaeologists listen to the Relic Roundup show, and we would encourage you to share your views with a wider audience in a manner which permits one-on-one feedback, ie, a call-in show. Please send your reply directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are making this invitation public and will also do so with your response. We anxiously await your reply.
The Relic Roundup Team
ARKIE VS. TEKKIE, A CASE IN POINT…
This is a video that John Winter sent me, and given the debates with Lisa MacIntyre, it seems appropriate to share it here. It is from the UK’s Time Team series and originally aired in 2008. It is almost 50 minutes long, but well worth your time.
DID THEY FORGET ANYTHING?
While debating Lisa MacIntyre Monday night I started off my questioning by reciting Sec. 191.001.from the Antiquities Code of Texas. It reads as follows..
DECLARATION OF PUBLIC POLICY. It is the public policy and in the public interest of the State of Texas to locate, protect, and preserve all sites, objects, buildings, pre-twentieth century shipwrecks, and locations of historical, archeological, educational, or scientific interest, including but not limited to prehistoric and historical American Indian or aboriginal campsites, dwellings, and habitation sites, archeological sites of every character, treasure imbedded in the earth, sunken or abandoned ships and wrecks of the sea or any part of their contents, maps, records, documents, books, artifacts, and implements of culture in any way related to the inhabitants, pre-history, history, natural history, government, or culture in, on, or under any of the land in the State of Texas, including the tidelands, submerged land, and the bed of the sea within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas.
What do you think? Did they miss anything? Who do you think was responsible for writing this? As a taxpayer I have no clue what I have a right to do when it comes to metal detecting here in Texas. Yes I do it, but am I breaking the law each time I go out?
FINALLY A LITTLE H20
Well it finally happened! Miracles of all miracles….RAIN! Saturday and Sunday were decent wet days, and the the last three gave up a sprinkle or two here and there. Hoping a couple of local spots might be ready for some digging, but with this soil it’s anyone’s guess. The new/old 6000di is sitting here staring at me, begging for work and I just might take her out for a spin….
SECOND TEKKIE/ARKIE SHOW
Just a reminder that Lisa MacIntyre and I will be continuing our debate this coming Monday night on the American Digger Magazine’s Relic Roundup show, starting at 9pm East coast time. While I have more questions to ask Lisa, I suspect you may have some too. If so please tune in and call in. The dialogue has been cordial and respectful, and I am sure it will continue to be….