In a message dated 31/03/2006 12:03:00 GMT Standard Time,
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There is great variation in the quality of excavation reports, I agree.
Sadly, there are many properly excavated and presumably well recorded
sites that have never been published. So the discoveries cannot be
shared with anyone, be they professional archaeologists, interested
amateurs or metal detectorists. I am thinking of the 1972 excavations at
Skara Brae, Orkney. As far as I know, this is not yet published, but
please correct me if I am wrong.
Catherine Stallybrass wrote:
I cannot believe you all think that archaeologists have
> always recorded sites with the care they do today. I certainly don't
> believe that archaeologists in 100 years time will condone many of
> today's methods and practices as good technique.
> Skills and techniques develop, what is standard and acceptable in the
> present is often astonishing in years to come.
just to clarify - not me! Was it Guy?