Digger is not too worried…
As I sit here waiting for a potentially nasty ice storm, I thought I would shoot off a quick post, just in case we lose power for any period of time. Hoping against hope that’s not the case. Ice storms here in North Texas can be a real bitch!
On the plus side I have my red wine, and the Digger to keep me company (and warm)!
THANKS BIG TONY
My good friend Tony Conti sent along the following article and I wanted to share it here. I am wondering how the archaeological community will react. I mean here’s a case where construction companies are weary of potential holdups or delays because of buried treasure. Your thoughts?
Data Archaeology Helps Builders Avoid Buried Treasure
INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM FLORIDA
Detectorists Help Recover WWII Plane
WHAT DO I WANT FROM ARCHAEOLOGISTS?
I take a lot of flak from various factions, tekkies included, with regards to my negativity toward archaeologists. Yesterday someone emailed me and asked “what is it that you want from them?” So here goes…
I want archaeologists to:
- Accept the fact that we are here, that we are not going away and that what we do is perfectly legal.
- Work with us to develop something similar to the PAS, where we can feel even freer to share what we find without fear of repercussions.
- Stop plotting and working behind the scenes to hinder our access to public lands (National, State & local).
- Acknowledge that we sometimes bring historic and valuable finds to light, and as a result provide them with useful information, and quite often work projects and grants.
- Understand that their ongoing efforts to paint us in a negative light will only make matters worse, and the more restrictions they place upon us, the less willing we will be to come forward with our finds.
- Acknowledge that there are indeed detectorists out there who are extremely knowledgeable & talented in what they do and who can teach THEM a few things (and without charge).
And finally…Yes, I know there are “nighthawks” out there, just like I know there are unethical archaeologists within their ranks. They do not hold the higher moral ground.