Sort of ironic, isn't it, when archaeology developed in this country largely
because a few rich individuals had time and money to satisfy their curiosity
about "lumps-and-bumps" in the ground!
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Russel <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: Tony saves a job in archaeology
> When the Community Archaeology Programme was due to be axed in Southampton
> few weeks ago Tony Robinson wrote to the Leader of the Council expressing
> his dismay. This made the front page of the local paper the day before the
> full Council meeting and I am sure it had an effect. Community Archaeology
> has survived, and an archaeologist's job was saved.
> It was popular pressure to prevent the unrecorded destruction of
> archaeological sites that led to most of the jobs in archaeology today.
> there is no popular support for our profession then soon there will be no
> profession. Time Team and Meet the Ancestors follow the fine traditon of
> popularising archaeology that goes back through Chronicle into the early
> days of TV and radio. Long may they continue.
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