Yesterday I shared a 2010 idea of one Nigel Swift (a.k.a. Heritage Harry). It was called the Ethical Metal Detecting Association. I brought it up only because Mr. Swift decided to ressurect from it’s deathbed and give it new life (see here). Not sure why? Perhaps he ran out of new anti-tekkie material? If so he should have contacted his “bosum buddy” Warsaw Wally. No shortage of venom there…
Both of these yahoos complain about no one wanting to debate the issues, but when my friend Joe Smith attempted to reply, this was the response…
“To “Joe Smith”…Yet another “but what about archies” posting has no relevance to this issue. Also, please note, we believe metal detecting should be legally regulated to ensure best practice and maximum public benefit. The world’s archaeologists agree. We are disinclined to provide a platform for those British detectorists who oppose that aim. Any artefact hunter wishing to comment please clarify you support comprehensive regulation else it won’t be published. Thanks”.
So there you go. They dream up and draw up the Ethical Metal Detecting Association, the Artefact Erosion Counter (which has been proven to be self serving, manufactured and unproven bullshit), and expect everyone to buy into them and when they don’t, they are the evil doers. With all due respect Mr. Swift, gimme a break please. I will reenforce your recent post by saying both you and Wally “make me want to throw up”.
Save your time and energy folks. Ignore these two individuals (being kind here), don’t waste your time trying to respond to their garbage. They live in their own little world and it’s unlike ours or for that matter, anyone else’s.
Wally is also supporting Harry on Facebook…be aware. https://www.facebook.com/archaeologynews/posts/580270918681356
A RECOMMENDED READ
A few weeks back John Winter suggested a book I might enjoy. It was titled “The Dig“, by John Preston, and published in 2007. It was about an archaeological dig at Sutton Hoo in the year 1939. John said it was a favorite of his, and based on that I ordered it from Amazon at the back breaking price of 1 penny (plus 3.99 postage).
Last night I finished “The Dig” and I must agree with John. It was a great read, and despite my anti-archaeological leanings I found it a real page turner, at times it read like a mystery. Whie it is considered fictional archaeology, it is based on real events. The author, John Preston, is the nephew of Peggy Piggot, one of the participants in the excavation at Sutton Hoo.
If you are interested in reading a good book I highly recommend “The Dig“. You can also read John’s review by clicking here. Thanks for the recommendation John!
LET KEEP IT GOING!
Thank you all for contributing to the Ken MacInyre Effort, and please pass the word along. While I have attempted to contact those clubs that I have websites and emails for, I know there are many more out there that are not aware of our effort. Please pass the information along, and share it with friends, neighbors and co-workers. It’s not only a chance to win a metal detector, it’s an opportunity to help someone who is about to do battle with cancer. To keep updated on Ken’s progress click HERE