I don't wish this to seem to be another TT criticism.
Has there ever been a TT where the team have not dug any holes?
My impression is that with each programme there is a brief introduction to
the subject and then the team 'plough' into digging trenches at will. My
concern with this is that it perpetuates the popular, though now receding,
doctrine that archaeology is all about digging.
Often archaeological research these days does to not involve much
excavation, if at all.
I know load sof people in the profession who have not dug a trench in years
but all the same contribute equally to the study of British archaeology
through other techniques and involvement.
Perhaps it would be nice to see TT carrying out some no-dig research on
sites in the same manner as has to be done in the profession due to lack of
Yes it may not be so entertaining but perhaps it would be more educational.
Just a thought..
John Wood of Sussex