> I only went back six months (I got bored) to see if Mr Graves-Brown had
> ever had anything interesting to say, or anything to say at all.
> Let's hear something fascinating from you, Mr G-B. March is a dull
> month, and we would all like to be entertained.
well you didn't look very hard. I've contributed to this list for about 5
years or from whenever it started. major discussions I remember were about
sexist language, stonehenge and many others I can't remember. My point was
that we used to discuss serious issues, of which there are many and now it
seems that the main topic of conversation is what archaeologists wear.
If you want some issues, how about governmetn policy on archaeology in the
run up to the election? Have the labour government taken archaeology
seriously? I don't think so cos they are only interested in the built
heritage. but is this changing? the results of the heritage forum hustings
suggest that it is and now is the time for us to be discussing this and
lobbying mps and ministers and the opposition to address culture and
heritage more seriously.
the fm crisis is a case in point - theres so much fuss about farming even
though tourism is a much bigger industry and tourism is where archaeology
comes into economic arguments.
this would seem to me more apposite than for discussion than wooly jumpers
(no not sheep) or boots and if i havent contributed much recently its
precisely because I am busy doing things and there havent been any issues
discussed worth contributing to