Kevin Wooldridge writes: I take Chris Cumberpatch's point about units not
keeping to the MAP2 guidleines, but it has to be said that this document is
now 14 years old.
It is rather old, but have the fundamental principles really changed
that much? I'd have said that as a document, it holds up quite well - or
would do if it were actually used properly and the standards that it
advocates were enforced. I'm not sure who Graham Taylor is or was, but
while we may have moved away from the mindset of Major and Lamont (or have
we?), this move has not necessarily been in a wholly desirable direction.
Personally, I'd like to see some concern for standards of practice which is
based upon an actual engagement with the archaeology rather with the
interests of developers and individuals for whom the accumulation of capital
takes precedence over the principles of civil society.