I keep looking at the photos in this article and I find they represent the pinnacle of hypocrisy. All we hear from archaeologists are how detectorists are “hoiking” items of historical importance, not reporting them, hiding them from the public, yet here are boxes, bins and bags of items from archaeological digs sitting in a warehouse, a great majority of them undocumented and all of them unavailable to the people of Northern Ireland.
How many more warehouses like this might there be?
Of course in response to this we’re hearing cries from archaeologists about being underfunded and all the typical “woe is me” bullshit we’ve heard for years. Well you know what? I really don’t care! Get off your ass and put in a little “gratis” time to get the job done, or is that not in your job description or too menial for you to do? Then again maybe I am mistaken and all of you are working your butts off 24/7?
If you tekkies haven’t already read this article or watched the video please do it and then save it for posterity. It’s documentation of what we’ve known for some time…that hypocrisy is alive and well within the academic community.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK at this behaviour, for these are precisely the sort of people the government wants to give taxpayer dollars to. Take a good look and decide if you think that is money well spent!