In a message dated 05/09/02 19:54:58 GMT Daylight Time,
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> So often television programmes on archaeology omit the PASSION of the
At last I have just seen a program which has represented the overall
archaeological entity. Meridian tonight showed a program called past
finders. The first half was dedicated to Wessex Archaeology and rather than
show diggers at work they tried to explain how different aspects of
archaeology can be used to determine the landscape in a particular period,
from the wetting of chalk to show the layout of a burial ground to how snails
and carbonized grain can show what the land looked like and the people of the
time were eating.
The second half went on to show how a group of amateurs were excavating in
advance of a quarry. Not a professional to be seen save Paul Blinkhorn. It
did amaze me to see someone whose expertise lays in dating pottery etc should
defer to another.
This program was everything taht Time Team and Meet The Ancestors isnt.
Shame its only on for 6 weeks