Nowadays units have to produce evaluation or assessment reports in a matter
of months if not weeks, and these reports are comparable with the reports
Time Team are expected to produce. I believe TT undertakes to produce these
reports within a year of the excavation and in at least some cases does not
meet these deadlines. I think this is as likely to undermine the
achievements of TT as any of the other failings (real or imaginary) that
have been mentioned in this thread.
Tim Grubb wrote:
\"We have just seen (but not actually had a copy) the report for the first
event TT did at Turkdean 3 years ago!\"
Sorry to say this but that\'s a LOT quicker than many of the units I\'ve
worked for over the years. Indeed, I\'m still waiting for the report of
first ever excavation I took part in, organised by a museum (no names, no
pack drill) in, let me see... 1986.
TT may well be slow (and that MUST be corrected) but they\'re not alone in
These opinions are mine and not my employers, mainly because my employers
haven\'t got a clue (but then, some might say...)
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Kurt Hunter-Mann, Field Officer
York Archaeological Trust
tel: 01904 663013