Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 2011- 3) Are Archaeologists Demolishers of Ancient British History?

Metal detectorist Alan Hassell expresses a few commonly-held opinions about archaeologists in this You-Tube presentation. I'd like to see the PAS actually answer this ('Archaeology Demolishers of Ancient British History'):

Could the PAS as part of their public outreach inform members of the public about ho archaeologists are, what they do and why they matter? The author of this video seems to regard them as not-so-glorious treasure seekers,, an impression that might be said to be reinforced by PAS emphasis on "things found". There seems some confusion in the public mind about this, can the PAS as part of its archaeological outreach clarify this issue? Thanks.

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