Monday, September 26, 2011

Sept 2011 - 1) "Support" for Commercial Artefact Hunting Rallies

Why when a BBC journalist interviews a member of the PAS staff (in this case Kevin Leahy) does he or she come away with the impression which is then passed to the British public that the expert "supports" commercial artefact stripping of this type (Commercial Artefact Hunting "Festival" in East Yorkshire)? Could not the PAS, as part of its "archaeological outreach", prepare a brief journalists' pack to hand out when interviewed pointing out how damaging artefact hunting, and commercial rallies in particular, are and pointing out that PAS presence is the lesser of two evils, because experience has shown that if the PAS does not attend, very few of the items removed are later brought to the FLOs for recording.

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