True Robert, but as no one seems to want to discuss the realities of metal
detecting and explorer the benefits it can bring to the common heritage then
I might as well throw this in the pot, after all if you cant beat 'em then
you might as well join 'em...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Burns" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] PAS website advertises UKDFD?
> But the ice caps have been melting and increasing over the eons so this is
> not something new
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve@DDL" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 10:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] PAS website advertises UKDFD?
>> You know, the moralistic arguement, that you continue to try to use
>> against the hobby, just doesnt wash... no morallistic arguement ever
>> does, as it can always be to argue both for and against any stance...
>> Anyhoo.... my question to you guys is:
>> How many of you continue to use fossil fuel powered transport...
>> knowing... as we all do that in doing so we are and lets not hold back
>> any punches here... destroying our civiliazation as we know it?
>> Do you, Nigel, Paul, Simon et al still use electricity to power your
>> houses, knowing that in most cases the fuel used to light it and power
>> the very computers your are now using are powered by a limited resource?
>> So lets take it a step further, it is now generally considered that even
>> if the use of fossil fuel was banned today, the planet has passed the
>> point of no return, the polar ice caps will continue to melt, sea levels
>> will continue to rise, most of the coastal regions of Britain will in the
>> not too distant future be under the sea... as will the very archaeology
>> under discussion....
>> So, your only concern in the face of the destruction we are all guilty of
>> is that of a resource that in the not too distant future will, be the
>> very last thing on just about every one on the planets mind?
>> KISS... if only you knew how.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Simon Kidner" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 10:19 PM
>> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] PAS website advertises UKDFD?
>> Gary, Steve and Al,
>> Let me start with 'KISS' - or 'Keep IT Simple Stupid'. A good rule for
>> of us.
>> The issue has nothing to do with class, degrees, snobbery, or use of
>> English. It is so simple, so mundane, so blindingly obvious, that I weep
>> that you can't seem to grasp it.
>> The archaeological resource is limited. Exploit it without extracting
>> maximum possible information and without publishing full details is to
>> waste that resource.
>> We have a publicly funded means of recording finds and of recording
>> context. To sidestep that system and establish your own database is, to
>> say the least, unsupportive.
>> "Archaeologists are arrogant". Yup, often they are. It doesn't mean
>> they're wrong, however irritating it may be to admit it.
>> That's it. That's the issue.
>> If I buy a metal detector, I'll try to follow David's BAJR Guide. I'll
>> and support the PAS. I'll consult and research before I dig.
>> If you're against these basic principles then perhaps your motives are at
>> odds with mine. If you support them, get in touch and I'll buy you a